Playing Doctor: Television, Storytelling, and Medical Power

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"Joe Turow's "Playing Doctor" disquiets and challenges the reader's intellect with cogent analysis of the forces that have shaped television's portrayal of doctors and the medical world. For that alone, it is a fantastic read. But Dr. Turow also pleases the mind with well written and amusing stories, interviews, and behind the scenes anecdotes that bring to life, in an eminently readable style, the fascinating world of TV medicine."---David Foster, M.D., supervising producer, writer, and medical consultant for "House""Joseph Turow takes us behind the scenes of such hit television series as "ER, Grey's Anatomy," and "House" to reveal the complex relationship viewers have with their beloved fictional caregivers. Turow carefully probes the history of TV medical series and presents a compelling argument for telling more truthful medical stories in the future to reflect---and address---the precarious state of our health-care system today."---Neal Baer, M.D., executive producer of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit""The great contribution of Turow's book, in addition to providing a highly readable and smart overview of medical shows over the years, is to examine the consequences of the gap between the reality of medical care and the often romanticized, heroic depictions on television. This would be a very good book for professors to use in teaching a range of courses in communications studies, from introductory courses to more specialized classes on health and the media."---Susan Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Communications Studies Department Chair, University of Michigan"Playing Doctor" is an engaging and highly perceptive history of the medical TV series from its inception to the present day. Turow offers an inside look at the creation of iconic doctor shows as well as a detailed history of the programs, an analysis of changing public perceptions of doctors and medicine, and an insightful commentary on how medical dramas have both exploited and shaped these perceptions.Drawing on extensive interviews with creators, directors, and producers, "Playing Doctor" is a classic in the field of communications studies. This expanded edition includes a new introduction placing the book in the contemporary context of the health care crisis, as well as new chapters covering the intervening twenty years of television programming. Turow uses recent research and interviews with principals in contemporary television doctor shows such as "ER, Grey's Anatomy, House," and "Scrubs" to illuminate the extraordinary ongoing cultural influence of medical shows. "Playing Doctor" situates the television vision of medicine as a limitless high-tech resource against the realities underlying the health care debate, both yesterday and today.Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He was named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association and a Fellow of the International Communication Association in 2010. He has authored eight books, edited five, and written more than 100 articles on mass media industries. He has also produced a DVD titled "Prime Time Doctors: Why Should You Care?" that has been distributed to all first-year medical students with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Praise for the first edition of "Playing Doctor: ""With "Playing Doctor, " Joseph Turow has established himself as one of the foremost analytic historians of the interplay between television, its audiences, and other American institutions."---George Comstock, S.I. Newhouse Professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, in "Health Affairs" Cover image: Eric Dane, Kate Walsh, Sara Ramirez, and crew members on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" (c) American Broadcasting Company, Inc.

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Descripción The University of Michigan Press. Microfilm. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Playing Doctor: Television, Storytelling, and Medical Power, Joseph Turow, "Playing Doctor" is an engaging and highly perceptive history of the medical TV series from its inception to the present day. Turow offers an inside look at the creation of iconic doctor shows as well as a detailed history of the programs, an analysis of changing public perceptions of doctors and medicine, and an insightful commentary on how medical dramas have both exploited and shaped these perceptions. Drawing on extensive interviews with creators, directors, and producers, "Playing Doctor" is a classic in the field of communications studies. This expanded edition includes a new introduction placing the book in the contemporary context of the health care crisis, as well as new chapters covering the intervening twenty years of television programming. Turow uses recent research and interviews with principals in contemporary television doctor shows such as "ER, Grey's Anatomy, House," and "Scrubs" to illuminate the extraordinary ongoing cultural influence of medical shows. "Playing Doctor" situates the television vision of medicine as a limitless high-tech resource against the realities underlying the health care debate, both yesterday and today. Cover image: Eric Dane, Kate Walsh, Sara Ramirez, and crew memberson the set of "Grey's Anatomy" (c) American Broadcasting Company, Inc.". Nº de ref. de la librería B9780472034277

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