Monthly Archives: January 2010

US News & World Report Interview

US News & World Report Interview

Danielle Ofri talks with Deborah Kotz–senior writer for U.S. News & World Report–about communication between doctor and patient. See the video here. Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Tell a friend

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Writing “Medicine in Translation”

“The first book I wrote about medicine, “Singular Intimacies,” did not start out as a book. It started out as a breather–an exhalation, you might say–after a decade of medical training at Bellevue Hospital. After ten years of exams, hospitals, illness and death, I needed some air.” read full essay on Huffington Post Share on…

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Writing About Patients: Is it Ethical?

Writing About Patients: Is it Ethical?

There is a veritable epidemic of doctor-writers out there. What about confidentiality? Professionalism? HIPAA?

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New York Times

New York Times

Review of “Medicine in Translation” By Sam Roberts New York Times “When my immigrant grandmother contracted a contagious disease on her voyage to America from Eastern Europe, she was deposited in a London hospital, alone and unable to speak a word of English. Her story has evoked terror every time I have heard it. Imagine…

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“Medicine in Translation” video trailer

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Dartmouth College Lecture

Dartmouth College Lecture

“The audience reacted with intermittent bursts of laughter as Danielle Ofri, professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and internist at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, recounted her experiences with cultural rifts between doctors and patients in her Thursday night lecture “Journeys With Our Patients: Multiculturalism in a Two-Person Canoe.” In order to…

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Book Launch for “Medicine in Translation”

Book Launch for “Medicine in Translation”

It was a frigid January night, but happily that didn’t stop booklovers from coming out to Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side. Seventy fans and friends packed the seats to hear Danielle Ofri read from her new book, “Medicine in Translation.” She read aloud about her experience caring for a Tibetan hunger striker…

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