I usually have no problems at all watching this type of thing.I guess it is because I have had so many big operations myself!!In fact I find many of them very interesting. I did have an issue seeing a program where a lady had a similar problem to one I had endured which made me feel a bit 'off',but that is about the only time I have looked away!!
Operations is totally fine, being a doctor myself it would be a shame if I cringed.
However when my husband watches these Sci Fi movies or those vampire stuff and there is weird blood related scenes I get totally put off
I hate the compromise of privacy (or rather, dignity) when viewing operations. I always imagine myself in the patient's position (literally). I worked in hospitals for years and years and never once did I watch an operation. Just didn't think it was any of my business. And anyways, you never learn anything from an operation that has been televised, because all staff are putting their best foot (face, behaviour) forward.
Yes I can watch an operation on the teev. I find it most interesting. By the way, the patient in your picture is obviously totally relaxed, look at the way the feet are positioned. Usually in ops they are side by side, to present blood clots occuring.
Probably was relaxed enough before anaesthetic, but you would think that the nursing staff may have uncrossed those feet for him so that he didn't end up with a clot post operatively. Means to me that you don't have to have nursing staff as in circulating, scrub or scout roles if they can't take notice of simple positioning problems such as this.
I enjoy watching real operations on tv. The dramatised operations don't interest me and I sometimes find them funny. I worked as a vet nurse and really enjoyed assisting with surgery. I find it fascinating.
Sometimes when injuries are shown on tv I cringe. When accompanying my Grandmother to have a skin cancer removed from her back, I felt a bit uncomfortable watching the doctor cut my loved one. The doctor said I went pale and advised me to look away. I didn't think I was that bad, but I obeyed his instruction as he didn't need a second patient in the room.