REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Choices” (1X09)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Choices” (1X09)

Chicago Med is now on its ninth episode entitled Choices.” It seems that Dr. Ethan Choi has something to reveal in this episode as it starts off with him being emotional while doing boxing. On the other hand, Jennifer Baker, a patient with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is brought to the ER. Watch how the Chicago Med staff handles this patient with “do not resuscitate” order and how poor decision-making greatly affects a certain situation.


  • Dr. Downey, a famous heart surgeon, who acted strange in the previous episode. Watch until the end of this ninth episode to know the reason behind his weird actions.
  • Mrs. Halstead, mother of Dr. Will Halstead, who died because of cancer. You’ll see how her death affects Dr. Halstead decision-making.

REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL: How the real world works:

  1. Breaking hospital protocols. When Jennifer Baker goes into cardiac arrest, Dr. Halstead tries to resuscitate her even though she has DNR order. In this case, he breaks this order and it’s against the law. Even though Dr. Natalie Manning tries to stop him, he still continues. He knows that he’s putting his career at risk but he wants to help his patient. In reality, there are a lot of doctors who do this just to save their patients. Even though they’ll be sued for this, they still choose to save lives.

  2. Facing the consequences of wrong doings. When Dr. Halstead ignores the DNR order for Mrs. Baker, Sharon Goodwin removes him from Jennifer’s case. Bakers want to sue him because of what he did. In real life, serious cases like this shouldn’t be taken for granted. Violating the DNR order can result to lawsuit. Healthcare providers who ignore this order can be sued for battery.

  3. Finding alternative options to help a patient. Dr. Halstead tries to help Jennifer so he talks to Zoe, a medical representative, about the clinical trial her company is conducting for patients with cancer. He wants Jennifer to undergo this trial and he believes that it will be a success. Like Dr. Halstead, there are doctors who will do everything just to help their patients by considering other options. They are willing to risk their profession because they believe that there’s still a chance of recovering.

  4. Having a bipolar disorder is dangerous. An unconscious professor is brought to the ER. Dr. Choi later found out that she has bipolar disorder when she has manic episode as she pulled her tubes out. Having this kind of disorder is very dangerous due to harm that a person can inflict on himself and on other people.

    FAKE: Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

    I didn’t see anything wrong!

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