radiolab-logo Finding Emilie Imagine if you were in a tragic accident that left you unable to communicate to the outside world that you were alive. Imagine if you were this person's loved one, and you tried to convince the doctors that your loved one was still alive. This is the triumphant story of two family members not giving up on their loved one even though doctors made a brain dead prognosis.
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YouTube The Privilege of Uncertainty by Dr. Daniel Maselli To healthcare providers, uncertainty may seem to be something to be avoided, but perhaps it is actually something to celebrate.
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YouTube Radiolab: 23 Weeks & 6 days When Kelley Benham and her husband Tom French finally got pregnant, after many attempts and a good deal of technological help, everything was perfect. Until it wasn't. Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face… and that are still nearly impossible to answer.
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NPR Trapped in His Body for 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free by Lulu Miller (NPR) At the age of 12, Martin developed a mysterious illness. Over the next 2 years, he progressively lost his ability to communicate, until, at age 14, he entered what his parents were told was a permanent vegetative state. Two years later he began to “wake up”; 10 years after that he was able to finally communicate again.
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The New Yorker Failure and Rescue by Atul Gawande The difference between good and great healthcare is not fewer mistakes, it is more rescues.
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Duke Medicine What Would you Do if It Were Your Kid? By David Korones, MD While healthcare workers are frequently asked the question, “What would you do if this were your loved one?” answering it remains a great challenge.
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New York Times A Life Lesson Learned in Medical School Maggie Kozel’s first patient cured her of certainty forever.
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New York Times Testing the Limits of ‘Terminal’ When a patient’s health declines rapidly, it can be impossible to determine the cause, and whether aggressive or comfort care is the best next step.
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The Journal of the American Medical Association Adverbs by Khanjan Baxi Shah, MD Medicine is not mathematics. Uncertainty is in fact truth. Logic is often unbound to reality. Humility lies in Adverbs. A story of uncertain diagnosis.
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