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Humanism in Medicine Lecture to Focus on Doctor-Patient Conversations, March 25

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, an internist, acclaimed author and one of the foremost speakers about the doctor-patient relationship, will discuss the topic of her latest book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” during the 10th Annual Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Healthcare.

The lecture will take place on Monday, March 25, at noon in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The annual Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Healthcare is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and offered by the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. The seminar encourages compassionate patient care.

As a physician practicing at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Ofri speaks with the authenticity of direct engagement on the front lines of medical care. On a daily basis, she confronts the major medical issues of our time without losing focus on the individual patient. Dr. Ofri’s unique voice and perceptiveness help unravel the complex layers of modern medicine. She reveals how refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients can lead to better health.

Dr. Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times about medicine and the critical connection between doctor and patient. Her previous books include “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue,” “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” and “Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients.”

During this year’s lecture, special recognition will go to Sandra Gold, MD, the seminar’s founding speaker. With her late husband, Arnold Gold, MD, she co-founded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, whose programs, such as the White Coat Ceremony and Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care, promote professional patient relationships based on caring, personalization and mutual respect.

The annual Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar honors Cindy Wool, the wife of Steven A. Wool, MD, who died in 2008 at age 54 from acute lymphocytic leukemia. Her memorial promotes compassionate and empathic relationships between patients and their caregivers.

PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. Guests must RSVP at: https://medicine.arizona.edu/webform/cindy-wool-memorial-seminar

About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is shaping the future of medicine through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research and advancements in patient care in Arizona and beyond. Founded in 1967, the college boasts more than 50 years of innovation, ranking among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. Through the university’s partnership with Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country, the college is leading the way in academic medicine. For more information, visit medicine.arizona.edu

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