Thursday, March 31, 2011

Every Patient Tells a Story

After reading Chapter 3 - vanishing art

Do you think the “physical exam” of the patient is essential in determining a medical diagnosis and course of treatment? Why? Why not? If you were designing a training program for doctors, what might you have them do to prepare them for touching their patients?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Every Patient Tells a Story


After reading Chapter 2 - the stories they tell
How did Dr. Fitzgerald go about determining her diagnosis? What mistake did she make? Why do you think happened? Was this a realistic scenario?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Every Patient Tells a Story

After reading the Introduction-

Doctors are the mostly highly trained professionals in the world and still make diagnostic errors. If you were the parent/spouse of Crystal Lessing, what would you do to ensure doctors made the correct diagnosis and course of treatment? Or do you just trust the process and allow doctors to occasionally make mistakes?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Brain Rules

After visiting brainrules.net and investigating TWO of the rules, write a brief summary of what you learned regarding the brain. Do these "rules" ring true for you?
-Are you going to change anything about your lifestyle now that you've read about these rules?
-According to the research presented on the site, how we might re-design the school day, the classroom, and the lecture?
-How might you change your study habits, or daily routine to take advantage of this research?