September 2010

ERs for Primary Care

George Bush once famously (or infamously) commented that health care is indeed available for all: You just go to the emergency room. Read more

A Tale of Two Phone Calls

There’s a lot we can learn from animals in many facets of life — Lord knows, a nice massage behind the ears could do a lot of us some good — but I am consistently impressed by how much smoother veterinary medicine runs. Read more

Social Mission of Med Schools

What exactly is the mission of a medical school? Is it to train the best and smartest doctors? Is to tend to our nation’s health? Is it to further medical knowledge? Read more

Abortion: The View From Both Sides of the Street

by Danielle Ofri The Lancet A dispassionate discourse on the abortion wars in America? Not something that seems possible, at least in the current polarized culture in the United States. Almost by definition, any analysis of the politics and practice of abortion is heavily partisan. Even the medical world—the last bastion of any possible objectivity— … Read more

Palliative Care: From the Get-Go

The scientific world finally produced the data to support what seems so obvious: Palliative care belongs in the beginning of cancer treatment, not just at the end. Read more

Books by Danielle Ofri

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  • singular-intimacies-cover
  • incidental-findings-cover
  • medicine-in-translation-cover
  • intensive-care-cover
  • what-doctors-feel-cover
  • bellevue-cover

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