Writer Emily Steele brought up the topic of medical inaccuracies portrayed by Hollywood shows and films early this morning, Thursday, May 14, for Herald-Review.com. Additionally, some inaccuracies foster discrimination toward certain groups of people — especially those with mental health issues.
Given these facts, what percentage of Hollywood’s portrayals of medical practices should be accurate?
Some experts, critics and fans like Adam believe that Hollywood should do its best to at least portray “current” medical technologies, emergency protocols and information as accurately as possible to prevent TV and film viewers from being confused about what doctors, EMTs, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other medical staff, and normal people can really do when faced with illnesses and emergencies.
After all, online medical databases and CGI make it entirely possible to accurately portray modern medicine.