Cognitive bias - it's influence on clinical diagnosis Our clinical decisions are often influenced unconsciously by our thoughts and feelings; cognitive bias is one of the leading causes of diagnostic error. Here is a look at why and what to do about it.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 11, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: /
TED_light_200x200 Ted Radio Hour: CONFRONTING STIGMA a look at how we stigmatize mental illness, addiction, and other things - and ways to address that issue.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / /
TEDx In praise of Slowness Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Contributor: Araina FordNovember 28, 2017Topics: / / / / / Keywords: / / /
hidden Try a Checklist (NPR's Hidden Brain Series) A look inside the operating room with Atul Gawande — and reflection about a 1930s plane crash that inspired his obsession with checklists — as the podcast explores the subtle biases that cause very smart and very skilled people to become their own worst enemies.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 31, 2017Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: /
New York Times How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers An op-ed looking at how we measure and reward doctors and teachers, and how that doesn't really get us the outcomes we want from those professionals.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 31, 2017Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / /
mscp-logo Near-Death Experience Leads Physician to Promote Empathy Dr. Rana L.A. Awdish's near-death experience due to an occult adenoma rupturing in her liver gave her a brand new perspective based on the lack of empathy she received as a patient. Her experience as a patient totally changed the way she practices, cares and treats her patients and she realized the vital importance of incorporating empathy in the medical field.
Contributor: Araina FordJanuary 18, 2017Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / / /
New York Times The End of Reflection A discussion on our ever-increasing dependence on technological stimuli (cell phone use, for example) and it's effectual loss on our reflective practice capabilities.
Contributor: Karlen BaderJune 14, 2016Topics: Keywords: / / /
New York Times Why Doctors Care About Happiness "The association of happiness and health remains a potent touchstone in both popular and medical culture. In practical terms, which actually causes the other is less relevant than the fact that both are important."
Contributor: Karlen BaderMarch 4, 2016Topics: / Keywords: / / /
TEDx The art of stillness Travel writer Pico Iyer describes the importance of mindfulness and beneficial strategies to incorporate such techniques between the stressors of daily life.
Contributor: Karlen BaderNovember 12, 2015Topics: Keywords: / / /