The Media: Getting it Right?

  • John Anthony Tercier
Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)


Media portrayals of CPR encompass the pathos of the dying victim, the heroism of the individual rescuer, the shiny technology of a powerful science and the tensions within a society that puts guns on the streets and paramedics in ambulances. In the flashing lights of the ambulance, in the image of the body convulsed by electrical shocks and in the glowing line of the cardiac monitor announcing life or death, CPR stands as a sign of the modern: modern life and modern death.


Chest Compression Television Screen Television Drama Medical Drama Greek Tragedy 
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