Abstract: Emotions, Doctors, and Patients: Despite our commitment to the scientific method, doctors are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as we tell ourselves that we are. Emotions permeate our clinical decision-making, whether we choose to acknowledge this or not. The presentation offers an unflinching look at how emotions affect doctors and the medical care they are able to give their patients.
Bio: Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and is a clinical professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Slate Magazine about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. She has given TED talks on Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion, and has also performed stories for the Moth. She is featured in the upcoming documentary: “Why Doctors Write.” Ofri is the author of six books about life in medicine. Her newest book—“When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error”— will be available in April, 2020.
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