Television and Health Responsibility in an Age of Individualism

Television and Health Responsibility in an Age of Individualism

by Katherine A. Foss


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739189931
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Katherine A. Foss is associate professor in the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Suspension of Disbelief and Medical Drama
Chapter 1: The Health Responsibility Paradox and Televised Medical Dramas
Chapter 2: The Doctor as Reaper, Hero, and Flawed Professional: Early American Medicine and its Shifting Representations
Chapter 3: “I have my hand on a bomb. I’m freaking out. And most importantly, I really have to pee.”: American Health Care, 1970s–2000s and its Flawed Heroes
Chapter 4: “When we make mistakes, people die!” (Or do they?): TV Medical Errors and the Code of Silence
Chapter 5: “If you had only. . .”: “Preventable” Conditions and Patient Responsibility
Chapter 6: “But Dr., I read online that. . .”: Patient Responsibility for “Non-preventable” Conditions
Chapter 7: Beyond Medical Dramas: Connecting Media to Contemporary Health Care

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