Jefferson Signature Services Special Invitation
John M. Spandorfer, MD,
Roger B. Daniels Associate Dean of Professionalism in Medicine,
invites you to attend the second annual
Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lecture
Monday, May 19, 2014
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
Mandeville Conference Hall (Room 101)
233 S. 10th Street
Danielle Ofri, MD
"The Amygdala and the Stethoscope:
How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine"
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, D.Litt (Hon), FACP, is an associate professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine; editor-in-chief, Bellevue Literary Review; and author of "What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine.”
Despite our commitment to the scientific method, doctors are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as we tell ourselves that we are. Emotions permeate our clinical decision-making, whether we choose to acknowledge this or not. The presentation examines how emotions affect doctors and the medical care they are able to give their patients.