STAT's credibility under attack

STAT’s credibility under attack

News of the day CONDITION divides hospital professionals. Some deplore its lack of realism, while others point out that it is primarily fiction.

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Marc-Andre Lemieux

Marc-Andre Lemieux
Press

Hitting the airwaves on Monday with drums and trumpets, the ICI Télé drama series drew an average of 1,171,000 viewers this week, according to preliminary Numéris data provided by Radio-Canada. Beyond the ratings, certain scenes from the soap opera written by Marie-Andrée Labbé (no date, Too) provoked discussions among hospital professionals on various social networks.

Informed viewers raised their eyebrows when they saw Emmanuelle St-Cyr, the head of the emergency department at Saint-Vincent hospital, played by Suzanne Clément, walking up to the operating room. Apparently, no emergency doctor ventures into this structure of the establishment.

The way ER doctor Jacob (Lou-Pascal Tremblay) treated the injured young hockey player also drew protests. Some came from a figure well known to the public, the Dr Alain Vadeboncœur. On Twitter, the ER doctor wanted to reassure his subscribers by posting the following message: “If you arrive at the ER with an open fracture, you will be placed on a stretcher, you will be given a solute, and you will receive analgesia and sedation before a reduction is attempted, which It will probably be done outside of the ER, after evaluation and imaging. »


PHOTO ÉRIC MYRE, PROVIDED BY RADIO-CANADA

Lou-Pascal Tremblay in CONDITION

Finally, the actions of the director of professional services, defended by Normand D’Amour, provoked protests. For his “raid upstairs,” and for hitting Chrystelle’s (Sarah Anne Parent) wife, this patient who hears voices on the intercom.

the team behind CONDITION he declined to comment on the matter. However, the production company Aetios, directed by Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau, confirms that it has just hired Alain Vadeboncœur as a medical consultant.

The former head of the Montreal Heart Institute’s department of emergency medicine was once a script consultant on breakups, The escape Y New address. Sure CONDITIONThe Dr Vadeboncoeur joins the DD Geneviève Létourneau, specialized in psychiatry, and Dr.r Hai Huynh, a specialist in general surgery, who appeared in the credits from Monday.


PHOTO ALAIN ROBERGE, THE PRESS

The Dr Alain Vadeboncœur

Without obligation

At the Federation of General Practitioners of Quebec (FMOQ), we do not believe that creators in fiction should absolutely represent medical practice as it is. “If the goal is to entertain and not inform, they are under no obligation to paint an accurate picture of what is going on,” says union president and CEO Dr.r Marc-André Amyot, in a telephone interview.

The Federation of Specialist Physicians of Quebec (FMSQ) issues the same story. “They can do what they want, but it sure is interesting when it reflects reality, because it can serve as an education for the public. It can make people aware of the realities of the hospital environment,” notes Anne-Louise Chauvette, director of communications for the group, which has more than 10,000 members.

According to the d.r Amyot, who has 28 years of ER practice, the listed comments reflect the “concern of doctors,” who fear that a popular series like CONDITION “create expectations”

At one time, in medical series, every time we saw a patient arrive at the emergency room, we proceeded immediately to resuscitation maneuvers. And often the patient was resuscitated. But in real life, it doesn’t happen that way. You have to trust the audience to make sense of things.

The Dr Marc-Andre Amyot

The Dr Amyot also notes that with “everything going on in health” for a while now, network professionals are stretched thin, which could explain why some are lashing out. CONDITION. “Right now, the staff is exhausted, out of breath. There are forced overtime, many needs, waiting lists for surgery, waiting lists to see a family doctor. The pressure is high, and sometimes it doesn’t take much to irritate doctors. »

history repeats itself

CONDITION is far from the first fictional series to draw criticism from the real specialists in the workplace it portrays. Same District 31 was the subject of recriminations during his six-season reign on ICI Télé.

In particular, we attacked Commander Chiasson’s squad crime resolution rate, which is much higher than the SPVM’s success rate. In the legal aspect, the (too many) visits to the position of the character of Sonia Blanchard, the prosecutor of the Director of Criminal and Criminal Procedure camped by Pascale Montpetit, were also highlighted.


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