It ticks me off that the excellent site HealthNewsReview.org is going out of business due to lack of funding. More on that below. This independent website has for 12+ years been teaching us all how to watch out for BS in health news stories; they’re so important for informed health consumers that over on the e-patient blog I’ve written about them a dozen times.
Hi, this is Kristin, Dave’s assistant. If you’ve talked to Dave, you’ve probably talked to me. :-)
I’m happy to announce that Dave has again been named to a top social media list as an influencer worth following. This time it’s Health Tech magazine’s list. Not every list like this is great, but this one is – all top in their specialized area.
Quick link: the podcast is here; click “Listen to full episode”; my six minute segment starts around 21:00.
Longtime readers will remember when, after a keynote speech at Kingston General Hospital, I had an impromptu interview with Dr. Brian Goldman, the author of The Night Shift and The Secret Language of Doctors, both of which I found highly useful for understanding the lives and perspectives of clinicians.
The Night Shift is a fact-to-fiction account of one night of his life as an ER doctor in Toronto, with every case unpredictable and different; Secret Language is both a laugh riot (a successor to 1980’s famous House of God) and a real education about the things these highly trained people need to cope with in getting their jobs done.
He and I both did keynotes at that event. He asked me for an impromptu 20 minute interview for his CBC Radio program “White Coat, Black Art,” using his portable recording kit; we actually talked more than an hour(!) My post about it is here, including a lot of “footage” that didn’t make it on the air but which they posted online anyway.