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Nov

17

Why scientists need to be storytellers: the role of narrative in science making and dissemination.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 1:38pm

The weekbefore the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its recommendations against routine prostate screening for healthy men, celebrity patients including Joe Torre and Rudy Giulianihad already lined up to challenge the population-based recommendations. To promote their position that prostate screening antigen test is life saving, these individuals relied on a powerful tool: their own personal narratives.Unfortunately, the experts whose goal is...

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Nov

09

Why scientists need to be storytellers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 9:34am

My colleague Zach Meisel and I published an essay in the November 9th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that makes the case for narrative as an essential tool in the translation of science and the development of science policy. “Narrative vs. Evidence-based Medicine: And, not Or” draws on narrative theory and the psychology of belief and persuasion to argue...

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Oct

16

Open Wound is chosen for the 2011 GLiBA Holiday Catalogue

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 12:02pm

"Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont" is among the titles selected for the soon to be released 2011 Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Holiday Catalogue. Jason Karlawish joined several hundred enthusiastic independent booksellers at a lively "Meet the Author" cocktail reception and book signing at the GLiBA 2011 Trade Show in Dearborn,...

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Oct

08

Proposed Pre-clinical Alzheimers Disease diagnostic guidelines present ethical and policy challenges

Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 11:39am

The changing definitions of Alzheimer's diagnosis present new challenges to the public, physicians and lawmakers: if you could find out your Alzheimer's risk, would you want to know? How should doctors tell you your risk? And what does it mean for the many newly diagnosed Americans still in the workplace?

In an essay in the October 11th print edition of Neurology, Jason Karlawish tackles the ethical and...

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Oct

06

Watch an interview with Jason Karlawish discussing Open Wound

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 1:02pm

In a Q&A, Jason Karlawish discusses why he wrote Open Wound, the challenges of telling a story about a 19th century physician on the American frontier, and how his work as a physician influences his writing. He also weighs in on the question: Was William Beaumont a bad man? Watch the video on YouTube.


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Sep

16

Making sense of the medical, ethical and social challenges of Alzheimer's disease

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:46pm

Jason Karlawish, MD, is quoted in a series of articles that explores the medical, ethical, and social challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Push Underway to Cut Drugs for Dementia Patients
Antipsychotics are meant primarily to help control hallucinations, delusions and other abnormal behavior in people suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they're also given to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing home patients in the U.S. to...

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