Trachtman asked readers to understand that he wasn’t arguing against shows like “House,” but just asking that the entertaining fictions be kept in the proper perspective.
"I fear that I have come across as a stuffed shirt, an almost dead white male. I am not arguing for canceling medical dramas from television.I hope people watch them and enjoy them as much they like. I am only advocating basing the teaching of bioethics to health professionals in training on vehicles that will stand the test of time and which focus on physician education rather than the Nielsen ratings." - From H. Trachtman, “The Medium Is Not the Message,” American Journal of Bioethics 8, no. 12 (December 2008): 9–11.
“Good teachers can use anything. You can always flip anything and make it into a valuable teaching tool,” he says. “There is so little time and so much to learn, so anything that they can use that would make students assimilate more information in a quick way, well, all the power to them.”
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