“I can’t stand to watch House. It just makes me crazy. I want to teach him doctor-patient communication and respect for persons and autonomy. I want his colleagues to deal with an impaired provider,” says one physician I interviewed while writing “House, M.D. vs. Reality”
“I know House is an ass. And I like that he’s an ass most of the time because it’s amusing. I know that in real life, I can’t be an ass when it comes to dealing with patients” is how one put it in a blog post.
“I think he’s terrific,” says a doctor who admits that watching the show is a guilty pleasure that many colleagues don’t understand. This doctor admires the way House’s mind operates. “He’s actually figured out the concept of objectivity, in making a good decision, so I actually like him.”