Medicine in Translation

Friday, March 12, 2010

Danielle Ofri, an attending physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review discusses the patients she has known who have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile in order to access quality health care. In Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patients, she tells their stories.

Event: Danielle Ofri will be speaking and reading from her book
Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 am
The Kips Bay Branch of the New York Public Library
446 Third Avenue, at 31st Street
For more information, visit the NYPL website.


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Comments [8]

Ken Metzger from Long Island, NY

Working at Bellevue for the past 31 years, Danielle has made me very proud to be a part of the staff. Her comments on the show express many of my experiences as well. Bellevue is a great place to work and we play a part in bringing cultures together in this great city.

Mar. 12 2010 06:13 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

the truth! from BKNY -- Many folks still think of it as a madhouse from the movies. Of course, us NYers who use the hospital know better. It's a world class institution.

Mar. 12 2010 01:05 PM
the truth! from BKNY

Mike I dont believe it was because of the workers that Bellevue received the bad rap.

Mar. 12 2010 12:59 PM
S Vail from Midtown NYC

Pleass ask Dr. Ofri whether she considers water boarding torture, and how severe a form of torture she judges it to be.

Mar. 12 2010 12:50 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I never got why Bellevue Hospital got such a bad rap as an institution. I worked there for a few years as a temp, and was always impressed by the professionalism and dedication of everyone there. Unfortunately, most people still carry their impressions from old movies and sensationalist news stories.

Mar. 12 2010 12:41 PM
Betty Anne from UES

Can you ask her what her opinion is on a public option or single-payer healthcare?

Mar. 12 2010 12:40 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

stuart - If doctors didn't write about experiences with her patients they would still be applying leeches.

Mar. 12 2010 12:33 PM

With all the privacy issues, how legal is it for Dr Ofri to discuss her patients and their medical histories, or is the entire book a work of fiction to protect their identities and their problems?

Mar. 12 2010 10:45 AM

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