“Medium” review of “When We Do Harm”

This intriguing and jaw-dropping seventeen chapter book, written in a reader-friendly and conversational style, will leave you stunned, angry, and in tears. More

Mental Health Needs of Covid19 Healthcare Workers

Danielle Ofri was asked by NICABM what mental health workers need to know for treating healthcare workers involved in the Covid19 pandemic. More

Danielle Ofri on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

Danielle Ofri interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air More

Book Excerpt: Florence Nightingale Turns 200

Florence Nightingale’s medical contributions weren’t just revolutionary, they were prescient, almost to an unsettling degree. More

Book Excerpt: EMR–Boon or Bane?

One of the selling points for the electronic medical record (EMR) was that it would be a boon for patient safety. But EMRs can also worsen medical care and introduce errors. More

AJN review of “When We Do Harm”

Nurses will like this book because Ofri approaches medical error as an issue that physicians and nurses own together. Furthermore, she champions nurse advocacy as essential to preventing errors. More

Booklist review of “When We Do Harm”

An essential read for anyone involved or interested in the care of patients. More

Kirkus review of “When We do Harm”

Thorough analysis of a challenging problem executed with a personal touch that makes it highly readable. More

In Conversation with Dr. Damon Tweedy

Danielle Ofri in conversation with Damon Tweedy–a wide-ranging discussion about medical error, patient safety, Covid-19, EMR, and inequalities in the medical system More

Medical Errors during the Covid Crisis

There’s no doubt that what went right during the Covid pandemic was far greater than what went wrong. But things did go wrong, and part of the professional commitment that has been so justly lauded entails an honest reckoning of our shortcomings. More

Trial and Error

When I look back at the trial-and-error method of my medical training, I’m frankly horrified at what was considered a routine approach to training—placing sharp objects and critical conversations in the hands of medical fetuses and letting them loose on living, breathing patients. The practice of medicine needn’t entail actual practicing on our patients More

Book Launch: “When We Do Harm”

Although Covid19 kept us from meeting up amidst the Strand’s 18 incredible miles of books, Strand Bookstore graciously opened its virtual doors for our book launch. You can see it here. More

Coronavirus: Why Doctors and Nurses Are Anxious and Angry

The story of the coronavirus is still being written. The stories of polio, Ebola, H.I.V. and measles — all, alas, still in progress — remind us that public health is an ongoing, never-let-’em-up-from-the-mat effort. Narrow vision, data ignorance, image-conscious decision-making and truncated memory are the very elements of contagion. No amount of Purell can sanitize that. More

The Impressive Profits of Nonprofit Hospitals

Seven of the ten most profitable hospitals in America are nonprofit hospitals. Is this an oxymoron? More

Coronavirus and Fear

Fear is a primal emotion, and to pretend that the medical staff are any less susceptible than the general public is folly. I sometimes feel as though we need to negotiate an armistice of sorts with our fears. There is a certain amount of salutary fear we need to accept, the kind that keeps us respectful of the high stakes in caring for patients. But we also have to recognize that there are irrational fears, the kinds that are not necessarily allayed by data. More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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