How watching American drama Grey’s Anatomy makes Canadians more grateful for the public health system

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More than 7,000 academics are gathered in Victoria, B.C., this week for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, presenting papers on everything from the errant lessons of Grey’s Anatomy to Justin Trudeau’s political brand power. In this week-long series, the National Post showcases some of the most interesting research.

Surgical interns sleeping with patients, and medical miracles performed in less than an hour: The juicy storylines portrayed in long-running American medical drama Grey’s Anatomy have a surprising impact on our view of Canada’s medical system, researchers from the University of Calgary will argue this week at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria. Co-author Kaela Jubas spoke with the Post’s Sarah Boesveld about her second study on the show, in which she showed 55 Canadians in three western provinces clips from Grey’s and analyzed their reactions.

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