Friday, May 20, 2011

How The Soaps Lie About Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

Here’s an excellent piece by my friend & colleague Dr. Peter Saunders taking the media to task for reinforcing ideas of euthanasia and assisted suicide in soap operas.
TV soaps and real life quadriplegics
The problem with television dramas is that they make rare events appear common and so distort public opinion on key issues. Take for example the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest . . .
But a far more serious distortion of the truth involves assisted suicide and the implication that a hugely disproportionate number of people with serious illness or injury wish to kill themselves. more

No comments:

Locations of visitors to this page