...]medical dramas oversimplify an extremely complex and multifaceted world as the one of medicine. ...]most importantly, the picture painted by medical dramas directly leads to overestimation of benefits and potentials and to underestimation of limits and harms of modern medicine. ...]one of the most recurrent and dangerously wrong lessons is that there is a cure for any diagnosis, and similarly, there is a diagnosis for any health problem.
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32519-3 Byline: Renly Lim (a), Thomas J Peto (a)(b), Rupam Tripura (a), Phaik Yeong Cheah (a)(b)(c) Author Affiliation: (a) Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (b) Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (c) The Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
In Lebanon, where there is no civil law on a minimum age of marriage and only limited protection under the country's new law to protect women from domestic violence, Baabda prison serves as a reminder that this is a man's world. Yet, behind locked doors, it's the women who run the show, literally. Scheherazade of Baabda, a theatre project in the prison devised by drama therapist Zeina Daccache, encourages inmates to find their voice, culminating in performances that see the audience placed claustrophobically in the centre, with the actors circling around them.
"Most of the stuff I've written so far is based on medical history or medical themes, so I think my medical practice feeds into my writing," says [Charles Hayter]. One much performed play written by Hayter is Lady in Waiting, about a doc- tor who is a drag queen. "Funny and fruitful," declared the Winnipeg Free Press in 2006. Another play, Eldorado Town - the Port Hope Play, which examined the benefits and harms of radium and uranium, was praised by The Globe and Mail in 2010 for its "interesting story" and "clever songs." Humour is an integral part of every Hayter play. In Radical, the laughs come from the fictional character [Rose Levine], "a brassy, feisty feminist of the 1970s." Rose is a foil to [Vera Peters], who is "always ladylike" and not a conven- tional feminist despite her efforts to empower female patients with cancer. Hayter went on to discover that choosing medicine did not have to mean abandoning drama. "The practice of medicine is theatrical," he says again. "I've always felt that, from the time I first started working as a doctor."
The audience can understand Jaz's world, which means they can empathise with Jaz and by extension think about how to resolve challenges faced by young people with asthma. Gioia Mosler is the Outreach and Learning Manager for the School-based Asthma Project at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK. In Control is supported by the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The project was in addition supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames at Bart's Health NHS Trust.
There are three main uncertainties concerning future climate from a physical system point of view: the natural internal variability of the climate system, the trajectories of future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and the response of the global climate system to any given set of future emissions/concentrations (Cox and Stephenson 2007). Each of these is highly complex. The three main uncertainties also vary in their relative importance based on the prediction lead time of interest.