"What Doctors Feel" is now available in Japanese!
It’s like our patients are Humpty Dumpty, and the pieces are divvied out between different medical fields. Can we put the patient back together again?
Danielle performs live for the Moth at the Players' Theater in New York City. She tells the story of one of her very first patients.
“Language, that most human invention,” wrote Oliver Sacks, “can enable what, in principle, should not be possible. It can allow all of us, even the congenitally blind, to see with…
Danielle's TED talk, “When Doctors Face Fear:” a harrowing journey through the intricacies of fear.
Ken Browne Productions is excited to launch the trailer for the film, "Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine." Danielle Ofri is filmed at Bellevue Hospital along with one of…
We in the health care professions need to notice and inquire about happiness the same way we do other aspects of our patients’ lives.
There aren’t any ethical guidelines about where a doctor should live or how she should behave when she and her patient are in line at the grocery store.
Doctors, it turns out, aren’t much different than everyone else when it comes to where they die.
Retail health clinics have exploded over the last 10 years, and now it seems like every other big box store, supermarket and shopping mall has its own clinic.
Diagnostic accuracy is fiendishly difficult to measure precisely. A new report suggests that nearly everyone will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes.
If I had the luxury of an hour with each patient, I would have the time to carefully sort through every diagnostic possibility. But the reality is that I, like…
As soon as we’d finish rounds on the medical wards I’d race to pass out an Anatole Broyard essay in the nanoseconds before dispersal entropy overtook our team.
Under-treating pain violates the basic ethical principles of medicine. On the other hand, we are lambasted for over-prescribing pain medications. What are doctors to do?
So much of medicine is about stories—the ones we hear, the ones we tell, the ones we participate in—that it is no accident that doctors and nurses are attracted to…
Danielle Ofri talks about how technology is mixing with medicine. Everything from electronic medical records to home fitness monitors to how emotions can dominate even the most advanced technology.
Diabetes can feel relentless and obstinate. Is there a toenail or ribosome out there that is not suffused by the tenacious diabetic tentacles?
What if a patient dies and nobody is there to mourn? Is it like a tree falling soundlessly in the forest?
“Doctor, it’s taken so long to get this appointment with you.” This is the opening line of so many medical visits these days, and I find myself constantly apologizing to…
Just because money is a reality in medicine, doesn’t mean that we have to blindly accept all the consequences. There is a code of ethics in medicine.
When my patient told me that he doesn't "do" vaccines, I decided to try to understand his reasons,
24 of the country’s 141 medical schools sport a donor’s name rather than the plain old university name. The pace is increasing, as are the number of eyebrows being raised.
It used to be that you tackled the medical board exams just once after residency. Then you went into practice and never looked at a No. 2 pencil again.
Danielle Ofri speaks about doctors, patients, and the emotions that flow between....
“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?
Irrational fears are highly contagious, and there's no vaccine for that. So just like in the hospital, we need to use universal precautions. Be skeptical of hype. Get your facts…
Although technically these are the little things, in a sense they’re actually the big things. Indeed, for some patients, the little thing may be the only thing that matters.
Doctors have the highest suicide rates of any professional group. But losing two of our newest members within a week of each other is a painful reminder of the dangers…