“Scrubs”. Le scelte pro-life dei medici ai primi ferri - “Scrubs”. The pro-life choices of medical interns
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Scrubs is a well known Tv series produced in America and distributed world wide. Because of its success, it was premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC and received a Peabody Award in 2006. The series features fast-paced screenplay and surreal vignettes presented mostly as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. Jhon Dorian, played by Zach Braff. Actors starring alongside Braff in the first eight seasons included Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John McGinley and Judy Reyes. As the word “scrub” means also “a player not belonging to the first string”, the serie is about a group of young doctors and their medical and personal growth. It has been said that Scrubs is the most medically accurate show on television, because it portrays the life and emotions of everyone involved in health care. Moreover, most patients appears in the show for believable reasons, helping the plot in dealing with unspoken issues in medicine ‒ like uncaring patients or insecurity of doctors. This article aims at analyzing the global plot of the series, in order to understand if it suggests and develops a particular vision of medicine. Special attention is paid to the issues of life and death.
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