Monday, April 1, 2013
Group 2 House and the Elderly
Today we discussed cases 43 and 44 which focused on Medical shows and elderly people having problems with retiring. The medical show case was focused on shows that dramatize medicine and leave out the more ordinary daily responsibly of doctors, as well as shows that make people compete for medical care. The second case was about elderly people finding problems with their retirement. Some did not want to retire, some can’t figure out what to do with their time, and our society is having trouble finding funding for the baby boomers.
I found that medical dramas like House are merely for enjoyment and I do not think that they have as much of a negative effect as McGee believes they do. I think that it is more likely that doctors are just irritated by people who believe see them as being inferior to this imaginary infallible doctor.
As for the elderly problem, we did not have much to add in our discussion. I think this is because we are too distanced from the problem to understand how a solution may come about. The only idea I came up with is having a council of elders where the elderly are put to work to solve the great mysteries of life, like “Why are we here?”
Toward the end of our discussion we ended up discussing the inner workings of a tank. Which I have now been informed, works much differently than I had thought. It takes several people to man one and one person has to manually load the rounds.