The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at thte Real Lives of Surgical Residents

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2010 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Find out what makes surgical residents tick…

Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open?
How much time do surgical interns actually spend in the OR?
Do surgeons respond to death as objective doctors or as compassionate people?
How do they react when asked to save the life of an abuser or a criminal or an addict?

Since its debut, the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has raised compelling questions like these. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the show has generated a flurry of interest in how these medical professionals really make it through one of the most rigorous educational programs around.

How much of the medical drama seen in Grey’s Anatomy is pure entertainment, and how much is an accurate reflection of life both in and out of the OR? Here, a well-known medical journalist provides some answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents at a major teaching hospital in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle the roller-coaster ride of long hours, fascinating procedures, mundane office tasks, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.
 

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User Review  - meggarrett0609 - LibraryThing

Pretty good book. I think it should have focused more on the lives of the residents rather than vague case descriptions of the patients. I can think of a lot of ways to improve and expand this book, but I still enjoyed it for what it was. Read full review

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this book compares scenes from the show to what really happens in similar real life situations by observation and interviews at an Oregon hospital. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
CHAPTER THREE Some Background
CHAPTER SIX Flame
CHAPTER EIGHT Holidays
CHAPTER ELEVEN Bad News
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Communication
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Treating Bad People
CHAPTER SIXTEEN The Personality of Surgery
CHAPTER TWENTY Hospital Romance
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE Transplant
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN Research
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE This MM Isnt Sweet
CHAPTER THIRTY The PauSe That ProtectS
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO Get Me Off the WebSite
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX Planning for the Worst
Copyright

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Institutions Have Personalities

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About the author (2010)

Andrew Holtz, MPH, is a health journalist. A former CNN medical correspondent-and co-anchor for the Your Health program-he now works as a freelancer covering health and medicine. He is a board member and past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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