Inspiration in Medicine: Even before the COVID pandemic, disillusionment in in the healthcare field felt like it was reaching epidemic proportions. Medical professionals say they would never choose the field if they had to do it all over again. Burnout—exacerbated by Covid—seems to be everywhere. But might it be too soon to close the book on healthcare? This presentation examines the impact of disillusionment, highlighting strategies for re-engaging healthcare workers, combating burnout, and thriving in the new era of medicine. This year's lecture will be held virtually via Zoom.
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. Her newest book is—“When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error”
Danielle Ofri is the author of five other books about life in medicine:
• What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear
• What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
• Medicine in Translation
• Incidental Findings
• Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
She was also editor of a medical textbook—The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine—which won a Best Medical Textbook award.
Danielle Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times, the Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Her articles have also appeared in the New Yorker, Slate Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, CNN and on National Public Radio.
Her writings have been selected twice for Best American Essays and also for Best American Science Writing. She is the recipient of the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.” She is also the recipient of the 2020 National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Gold Foundation as well as the 2020 Global Listening Legend Award from the Global Listening Centre.
Danielle Ofri 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.”
For more info, please visit danielleofri.com