Grey’s Anatomy Increases Patient Satisfaction Essay

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Meredith Grey, a main character in the television show, Grey’s Anatomy once said, "Surgeons are control freaks. With a scalpel in your hand, you feel unstoppable. There's no fear, there's no pain. You're 10 feet tall and bulletproof.” Dr. Grey said this in the third episode, first season of the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The ABC series, created by Shonda Rhimes, first aired in 2005, and is in its tenth season, with new episodes on Thursday nights at 9/8 central. The series averaged 16.4 million viewers throughout its first 10 seasons, peaking at 25.41million viewers in the third season. (U.S.) The series concerns several surgical interns and their journey to becoming full-blown surgeons. In the average show, the viewer sees …show more content…
While this is going on, in another part of the hospital, the interns Christina, Meredith, George, and Izzy had to keep a patient alive because Izzy cut the patients LVAD wire, which was keeping his heart pumping. She did this to move him up on the transplant list, because she was secretly in love with him, even though he was her patient. Unfortunately the only person who could do the transplant was Dr. Burke, and he had been shot. And, as if this story line wasn’t enough to handle, Dr. Addison is in another part of the hospital, dealing with telling the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Weber, that his niece’s cancer had returned, and that she most likely would not live. (Deterioration) Just within this 43-minute episode, viewers can see the courage, bravery, and fearlessness that it takes to be a doctor. (Quick) Another great episode from Grey’s Anatomy is “Bring the Pain.” In this episode, interns Dr. George O’Malley and Dr. Alex Karev are transporting a patient who had been shot in the chest, to surgery. While they are in the elevator, the power goes out, and the elevator stops. The staff was unable to open the elevator enough to get the patient out, so Dr. O’Malley had to operate on the patient inside the elevator. If that was not intimidating enough, George had never performed an

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