The Grey’s Anatomy effect is a term that describes the disconnect between real-life and television medicine.
Tara Haelle is a freelance science/health journalist specializing in vaccines, infectious disease, pediatrics, women's health, mental health, and other medical research. She is the AHCJ Medical Studies Core Topic Leader, and her work appears in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR, Scientific American, Self, Medscape, and elsewhere. She authored Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines and a dozen children’s science books. She coauthored The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Years with journalist Emily Willingham. Follow her @tarahaelle or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tarahaellejournalist/
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The reasons for physicians’ discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.