Widen the Lens on Patients: Humanism in Medicine

July 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Posted in NAHSL Annual Meeting 2014 | 1 Comment

Haider Warraich, MD

We are thrilled to welcome Haider Warraich, MD as our opening speaker for NAHSL 2014! Dr Warraich has caught the attention of readers for his depiction the evolving roles of patients and physicians in several major media outlets.

His recent New York Times article, “When Doctors ‘Google’ Their Patients” (2014) explores the impact of outside knowledge on an already complex relationship. The potential for empathy of a young doctor revealed in the article “’If this was your Mother, Doctor’” (2013) is beautiful and relevant to doctors and patients’ families alike. He is well known for his article “Living through Terror” about the Boston Marathon bombing and other violent events during his life in Pakistan. As a researcher, Dr Warraich has also written on the changing landscape of medical journals and the impact of “Impact Factor” (2013) for The Atlantic.

His fresh perspective on the modern practice of medicine is coupled with a deep insight into the humanity of healthcare. Please explore his articles and interviews available here: http://scholar.harvard.edu/haiderwarraich/home

-Dina McKelvy
Program Chair, NAHSL 2014

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  1. He sounds like a very interesting speaker. I am looking forward to hearing his talk.


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