Public Media Award (Print) Recipient
“Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All at Risk” Sandy Jacobs Summers, RN, MSN, MPH
Executive Director, The Truth About Nursing
Saving Lives is co-authored by the leaders of The Truth About Nursing, the organization at the forefront of challenging and changing representations of nurses. Sandy Summers has led the effort to change representations of nurses in the media since 2001, when she and fellow graduate students at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing founded it. She has master’s degrees in nursing and public health from Johns Hopkins and previously practiced in emergency departments and intensive care units of major trauma centers in the United States. Harry Jacobs Summers has been senior advisor to the mission of The Truth About Nursing nearly from its beginning and has been our principal writer. A former Fulbright scholar with degrees from Columbia and Georgetown, he practices law in Washington D.C.