TITLE

Picture this: a new way of seeing risk

AUTHOR(S)
Strauss, Stephen
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1512
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a new way of seeing medical risk. In doing so, it highlights the risk characterization theatre proposed by Erik Rifkin and Edward Bouwer. According to the author, the obvious visual impact of risk characterization theatres raises a medical communication issue central to 21st century medicine. He notes that risk characterization theatres provide a graphic standardization both lay people and the medical community could share when discussing courses of action. In addition, he questions if it is not time that 21st century medicine moved from a communications model of "doctor tell" to "doctor tell and graphics show and tell.'
ACCESSION #
31937526

 

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