Is there pressure for nurses to look more like models?
The answer appears to be yes, in Prague. Citing an article in The New York Times, plastic surgeon Chris Hess (via Better Health) notes that nurses in that region are “under enormous pressure to look good in a society where attractiveness is often as highly prized as clinical skills.”
And according to this Czech nurse, “We were always taught that if a nurse is nice, intelligent, loves her work and looks attractive, then patients will recover faster.”
I’m not sure about the data behind that, but in that society, offering free plastic surgery appears to be no different from giving away a car or a vacation.
Despite the nursing shortage affecting patient care in many other countries, it appears to be a desperate move that, according to a gender studies expert and sociologist, turn nurses into prostitutes.