Danielle Ofri

Poetry & Parkinson’s

Hal Sirowitz is poet with Parkinson’s disease, He was one of the original performers at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and is BLR’s most published poet! Danielle Ofri hosts a film screening and conversation about poetry, Parkinson’s, and finding your voice. More

Women in Medicine Transforming Healthcare

Danielle Ofri and Lucy Lester discuss the history and the current status of women in medicine, and how women have transformed healthcare.
Co-sponsored by AMWA (American Women’s Medical Association) & WIMLF (Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation). More

Communication Errors in Healthcare

Danielle Ofri answers questions about communication errors in healthcare. How can patient ensure they are heard? How should clinicians disclosure medical errors? What can be done about the power imbalance that between doctors and patients? How can we reduce medical error and avoid malpractice suits? More

Even with lawsuits and co-pay caps, will Insulin ever be affordable?

The sausage-making of how insulin is priced is not for the faint of heart. I’m a physician, not an economist. But the diagnosis seems plain as day: greed. More

Danielle Ofri interviews playwright Sarah Ruhl

Danielle Ofri interviews acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl about her best-selling memoir, “Smile.” More

Serving Patients Through a Screen

Years ago, when telemedicine first edged into my clinical consciousness, I pooh-poohed it as a second-rate simulacrum, valuable perhaps for rural communities lacking access to specialists, but otherwise hardly worth the crinkly exam paper it was replacing. I’ve staked my entire career on the irreplaceable value of the connection between patient and clinician. But I’ve changed…. More

“When We Do Harm” in Russian

привет Privet! Beacon Press is excited to announce that “When We Do Harm” is now available in Russian! More

“When We Do Harm” in Japanese

こんにちは Kon’nichiwa! Beacon Press is excited to announce that “When We Do Harm” is now available in Japanese! More

Access to Primary Care

“Doctor, it’s taken so long to get this appointment with you!” This is the opening line of so many medical visits, and I find myself constantly apologizing to my patients on behalf of our system. After the pandemic-induced lull in routine medical care, we’re right back where we started—doctors booked for months, patients struggling to get appointments. More

Memorializing Covid

COVID-19 does not seem amenable to grand memorials, at least right now. Perhaps because the millions of deaths from COVID-19 have been diffused so widely, often in isolation—and of course still ongoing—the memorials that are starting to crop up are very human in scale. More

I Feel Safest (re Covid) in My Own Hospital

When it comes to Covid, our patients seem to be moving on. We healthcare workers, however, don’t have that option, as Covid is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Covid may not be the only thing on our mind as it was at the outset, but it’s still part of every staff meeting, every communication, every clinical day. More

Being a Nurse and a Patient

Join Danielle Ofri for a fascinating interview with Theresa Brown, RN, about her new book, “Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient.” Brown has been an oncology nurse and a hospice nurse, as well as an op-ed writer for the New York Times and author of two best-sellers: “The Shift” and “Critical Care. More

Covid: Primary Sources

The Covid Pandemic at Two Years: A conversation about creativity in the face of a global pandemic, from both artists and healthcare workers who experienced it firsthand. More

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” in Japanese

こんにちは Kon’nichiwa! Beacon Press is excited to announce that “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” is now available in Japanese! More

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” in Chinese

你好 Nǐ hǎo! Beacon Press is excited to announce that “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” is now available in Chinese! More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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