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How to approach the unknown questions in medicine

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How to approach the unknown questions in medicine

Hi there,

I wanted to share a TED talk with you which I watched a while ago and which I find excellent. I myself am a bit of a complex case, and when doctors get in touch with my case, there is always a lot of insecurity and unknown. Doctors' reactions to this are quite diverse, ranging from unbelief ("this is impossible"/"you shouldn't have these symptoms") or blaming me ("this must be due to stress!") and frustration to curiosity (the latter of which being the least likely).

I really appreciate this talk about how outliers and open questions in medicine are opportunities to learn, and how doctors and patients can tackle them together.

Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine

What do you think about this? How do your doctors react to things they don't know?

odyssita