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TV Medical Dramas Give the Wrong Idea About Real Healthcare

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018 Posted in: Articles, General
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TV shows like Greys Anatomy and ER have been standard TV fare in most households for the past several decades. As entertaining as they are, they can give an unrealistic view of our healthcare system and how hospitals work. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma Surgery & Acute Care- states that medical dramas “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. They show trauma outcomes in black and white views. The patients either die or are saved and go home fairly quickly. They do not show the after effects and the months and months of recovery that real people have to go through, making many to believe that when you are seriously hurt, the doctor will fix you up and you get to go home in a few days. In most cases this is not the case, and TV is making these standards seem unrealistic. To find out more information, click on the link below.



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