Grey 's Anatomy As A Medical Drama Television Series On Abc

910 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Grey’s Anatomy is a medical drama television series on ABC that is about a group of surgical interns working at Seattle Grace Hospital. Many people watch the show for the entertainment and drama, but the series portrays more than just that. The series not only creates a negative stereotype of doctors in today’s society, but also shows different topics and themes of diversity, such as gender, ethnicity, and gender identity.
Grey’s Anatomy creates a poor representation of how doctors really act in everyday life. The series portrays a negative stereotype of doctors in how the doctors act towards each other and towards patients that come into the hospital. According to Roslyn Weaver and Ian Wilson, “When it comes to medical television shows, past research has shown there are plenty of negative representations: unprofessional behaviour, gender stereotypes, and a focus on doctors while ignoring other health professionals.” I agree with this statement. Doctors are shown to be rude, arrogant, and disrespectful a majority of the time. Also, the nurses in the series get treated bad by the doctors, like they do not mean anything to the healthcare team. The doctors also form many relationships with their employees that seem to be professionally inappropriate. Elliot B. Tapper states in an article, “The creator of this program, Shonda Rhymes, consistently eschews the importance of medicine in her show, saying that it is really ‘a relationship show with surgery in it’.” The…
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