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Radio Interview

Radio Interview

Danielle Ofri speaks about doctors, patients, and the emotions that flow between....

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Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Keeping Perspective on Ebola

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 from reliable sources and keep things in perspective.

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History & Physical podcast series

History & Physical podcast series

“History and Physical” is a new blog produced by the fantastic student team that produces the blog “In-Training”. Kevin Wang and Danielle Ofri discuss preserving empathy as a medical student, her career origins and how she started writing, the role of narrative medicine in training, and the rise and consequences of algorithmic medicine in the…

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Art and Medicine podcast

Art and Medicine podcast

Kerri Lowe interviews Danielle for Story Shelter. Hear about taking a gamble on Yiddish poets, surviving devastating medical error, offering literature on the eve of 9/11, contemplating why doctors don't always hear their patients, uncovering the many musicians hiding out in hospitals.

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Why Doctors Write

Why Doctors Write

How does writing affect a doctor's practice of medicine? What are the ethics of writing about patients? Should patients be part of the process? Watch the full program broadcast on WGBH -Boston.

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NYU Stories

NYU Stories

A rare glimpse into the effects of shuttling from patient to patient without being allowed to process the powerful feelings—fear, anger, grief—that naturally arise when lives are at stake.

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Review in “Science-Based Medicine”

Review in “Science-Based Medicine”

A patient might reasonably say “I don’t give a damn how my doctor feels as long as she gets me better,” but emotions affect everything we do, influencing clinical decisions and patient outcomes.

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The Dirty Secret About Medical Errors

The Dirty Secret About Medical Errors

As physicians we see medicine as a science. We think of ourselves as rational, evidence-based practitioners. But we are far less rational than we tell our patients and ourselves that we are.

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Can We Let Doctors Be Human?

Can We Let Doctors Be Human?

Is our vision clouded because we are so immersed in the world of sickness? Is it because this helps reinforce the power dynamic that has kept patients "in their place" for centuries? Or might it be because, like our patients we doctors are scared down to our bones? If we were to see our patients…

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Medical Sensibility: Whose Feelings Count?

Medical Sensibility: Whose Feelings Count?

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine is as close to a page-turner as a clinician's story is likely to become. What Doctors Feel deserves to be well received and widely read.

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