Medical Miracles in TV or Film?
October 30, 2012 9:29 AM Subscribe
Can you share examples of unrealistic health care "miracles" in media?
posted by meta x zen to Education (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mother is doing a major integrative project for her CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) and is writing a paper on how media portrayals, both fiction and non-fiction, creates unrealistic expectations of medical abilities. Her argument is this helps us make poor or uniformed end of life decisions.
Can you think of some tv or movie examples of medical miracles (waking from comas, chest compressions that bring patients easily back to life, etc.) that would contribute to misperceptions about medicine's ability to heal?