health care

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

Black in the Ivory

Doctor-writers discuss how writing writing can–or cannot–confront racism in academia and healthcare. More

The “Mall-ification” of Health Care

Retail health clinics have exploded over the last 10 years, and now it seems like every other big box store, supermarket and shopping mall has its own clinic. More

"Quality" Medical Care

We all want “quality” medical care. But how should quality actually be measured? Quality is one of those words that used to mean something. Nowadays in hospital hallways, quality is a charged word that is more corporate-speak than actual English.

NPR: Medical Translation

Danielle is featured on an NPR story about medical translation in hospitals. In this photo she is using a special “language phone” with two handsets. She and the patient can speak to each other directly, with a remote interpreter providing simultaneous translation. (photo from WNYC website). Listen here: More

Leonard Lopate Show WNYC

Listen to Danielle Ofri interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC FM 93.9 about her book “Medicine in Translation” and the ins and outs of medical care in America today. More

“Medicine in Translation” video trailer

Danielle Ofri’s book–“Medicine in Translation”–tackles two of the hottest button issues of our day: immigration and health care. “Timely, beautiful, and heartbreaking…” A memoir of medicine, family, immigration and culture. More

Books by Danielle Ofri