Medical Error

Medical Error: The Untold Story in Medicine

Medical Error: The Untold Story in Medicine
A Public Lecture with Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD
Author of When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ONLINE via GoToWebinar


A recipient of the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication” and a TED talk speaker and Moth Story Hour contributor, Dr. Danielle Ofri is a pro at creating a bridge between doctors and the general public. Indeed, she wrote the book on it, with What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Her latest publication, When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error, continues that trend, pairing lively interviews and profoundly human stories with the latest research. Medical science has made enormous strides in decreasing mortality and suffering, but there’s no doubt that treatment can also cause harm. Danielle Ofri places the issues of medical error and patient safety front and center in our national healthcare conversation.

Science as Story is a new program from Creative Nonfiction featuring five thought-provoking public lectures, five engaging conversations, and a six-week writing fellowship. This exciting series is designed to showcase how narrative can help us understand and appreciate the sciences’ impact on our daily lives. Click here to learn more about all 2020 Science as Story events.


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