Danielle Ofri, MD: What Doctors Feel
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A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care
What Doctors Feel
How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
by Danielle Ofri, MD
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Fox Chase Cancer Center Auditorium
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497
Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice have a profound impact on medical care. And while much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions.
Dr. Danielle Ofri
In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients.
“Her writing tumbles forth with color and emotion. She demonstrates an ear for dialogue, a humility about the limits of her medical training, and an extraordinary capacity to be touched by human suffering.”
—Jan Gardner, Boston Globe
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