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Brian Goldman:
Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

TEDxToronto 2010 · 19:28 · Filmed Nov 2011
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Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?
19:28 · Filmed November 2011 at TEDxToronto 2010 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)

Physician, broadcaster
Brian Goldman is an emergency-room physician in Toronto, and the host of CBC Radio’s "White Coat, Black Art." Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxToronto 2010, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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