Covid Diary–New Yorker

During March and April of 2020, New York City experienced the Covid surge that many other localities faced later. I kept a journal during these frightening weeks, talking with my colleagues and patients at Bellevue, as we grappled with how we could manage primary-care medicine during a pandemic. More

M&M

The body wasn’t even cold when they informed me that I would be presenting the case at M & M. I had never killed anyone before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I mean I had been to M & M before, but never as victim. More

Danielle Ofri in conversation with Oliver Sacks–Video

Danielle Ofri in conversation Oliver Sacks. Hear the full conversation, ranging from the ethics of using patients’ stories, to the ins and outs of hallucinations, to the relative merits of Bach versus Beethoven. More

“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

Books by Danielle Ofri

Subscribe