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Bioethics and professionalism in popular television medical dramas
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    Ethical stories or moral tales?
    • Carlo V Bellieni, Member of the ethical board of the Italian Society of Pediatrics

    Sir, I read carefully the paper about popular television medical dramas (1), and I think that these stories cannot be analyzed only from the point of view of professionalism or of an ethical behavior. House is not a story, it is a tale: it does not deal with real medicine (it is full of factotum doctors, absent nurses, violence unto patients); nevertheless, it gives moral teachings. A tale is something unrealistic but inspiring...

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    Medical drama, role as physician and other ethical concerns

    Editor, I read the report by Czarny et al with a great interest [1].

    I agree that there might be some issues to reflect upon with respect to bioethics and professionalism in television medical dramas. In my country, there are also many non-medical dramas in which the roles of physicians and other medical personnel are shown. Relevant ethical concerns extend to wider issues than professionalism, such as the promotio...

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