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Not a "reality" show.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of clinical ethics
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
58–63
Identifiers
PMID: 23631336
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors of the preceding articles raise legitimate questions about patient and staff rights and the unintended consequences of allowing ABC News to film inside teaching hospitals. We explain why we regard their fears as baseless and not supported by what we heard from individuals portrayed in the filming, our decade-long experience making medical documentaries, and the full un-aired context of the scenes shown in the broadcast. The authors don't and can't know what conversations we had, what documents we reviewed, and what protections we put in place in each televised scene. Finally, we hope to correct several misleading examples cited by the authors as well as their offhand mischaracterization of our program as a "reality" show.

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