I have rarely watched medical shows on TV over the years, mostly because I am a nurse and I knew when they were getting it wrong. That bothered me. But this year, I have added not one, but four medical shows to my list. Trauma is a great show because of the characters. But, not that realistic. Still, there is a lot of action and it keeps me glued. I watched Hawthorne last year because I like Jada Pinkett-Smith. VERY unrealistic show. Nurses diagnosing? I don't think so. And yet she was doing it week after week. I loved screaming at the TV. Nice catharsis. The newest addition is Miami Medical, another trauma show featuring numerous characters who think they're God. Now that's realistic. Sorry, docs. I was an RN for 35 years and it's true.
I am reminded of that old Crosby-Stills-and Nash song ... Teach Your Children Well. And House? If you want a messed up patient who could use your help, call me. Oh. I forgot. You don't exist.
How about you? Do you need a Dr. House to make a house call? What about your aging parents or other relatives? How well do they navigate the medical system? How well will you manage in the years to come?