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5.0 out of 5 stars THE show about real illness, doctors, nurses and PTSD, August 19, 2010
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In a country that just returned several hundred thousand people who will likely suffer from PTSD, horrific that the one show they can identify with where it is talked about is cancelled.

The one show which has anorexia, has chronic illnesses, has home care (which, with the baby boomers hitting mid sixties is a big topic), has the urban realism of nurses who have to try to speak up for patients. That care extends to protecting an intersex girl being treated in a way by a group of male doctors that would get them arrested outside of a hospital, to openly talking about the reality of child sex abuse - by parents. It is more than just the `puzzle of the week' or the `horrific injury of the week' but about realizing that care is beyond just medicine and that hospitals are where we are at our worst, and we are terrified. And nurses are the faces we see who make the difference in believing someone cares or not. But they are people too, and that caring comes with a cost.

I am tired of shows of superstar doctors or all about the diagnostics. I have a dozen friends or relatives with conditions, and horror stories to go with them. The best thing is getting a nurse that gives a damn (and a doctor who can see beyond their ego). This IS PTSD, this is medical conditions, this IS life.

This is the writer who gave the only realistic representation of a quad on television in Friday Night Lights season one, both in treatment/rehab and socially in the community. I'll watch whatever she writes or produces.
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