“I’m A Nurse, I’m A Person” (working title), the beautiful but sad essay about the life of nurses, will be made into a drama.
A source from production company Raon IT said that they recently secured the rights to “I’m A Nurse, I’m A Person” and are planning to start the production of the drama with the goal of airing it in the second half of next year.
Published in April, “I’m A Nurse, I’m A Person” contains the ardent confessions and courageous voice of a nurse who tirelessly worked and took care of patients in the Surgical Intensive Unit for 21 years and 2 months.
Author Kim Hyun Ah is the writer of “A Nurse’s Letter,” which moved many Korean citizens during the 2015 MERS outbreak, and went on to receive the “Nurse of the Year Award” in 2016.
This essay has received positive reviews for its candid descriptions of the strict workplace that doesn’t allow a single mistake, and the important role and responsibility of nurses who take care of patients’ safety and citizens’ health in poor working conditions.
The production of this drama is bound to attract lots of attention as the human rights and better treatment of nurses were a hot social issue recently. Unlike past medical dramas where doctors were the focus of the storyline, “I’m A Nurse, I’m A Person” will be a meaningful drama that makes nurses its main characters.
Park Kyung Soo, the CEO of the production company, said, “We’re trying to tell a different story about nurses that’s real and not distorted. I think the story about nurses who could be our family, friend, and colleague can resonate and move viewers. We’re planning to tell a drama with a new perspective on nurses, their reality, and some dramatic fun, so please look forward to it.”
“I’m A Nurse, I’m A Person” will be written by the original author Kim Hyun Ah and directed by Kang Chul Woo of “1% of Anything” and upcoming drama “So I Married An Anti-Fan.” Director Kang Chul Woo was also the winner of the 2017 Cable Broadcasting Daesang for the New Media Category.