I though this might be an interesting article to post on the Forum at this time.
I was rummaging around in my files and discovered several scholarly articles and a few stodgy studies regarding the risk assessment as it pertains to medical issues and treatments. But, after reading them, I decided they were a bit like eating a bowl of granola without milk: lots of substantial matter to chew on but a bit (cough, cough) dry. There are very few folks who are dead keen on reading such material, including me.
But, a colleague of mine suggested this article from Psychology Today that was published in 2013. It was written by a neurosurgeon, Dr. Katrina Firlik. I think Dr. Firlik rather succinctly explains risk assessment, which each of us perform each and everyday, with a special emphasis on how it pertains to medical decisions. (I would also recommend reading her excellent book, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside.) Dr. Firlik is described as “a gifted writer – witty, insightful and deeply humane” and I couldn’t agree more.
I think this article (and her book) may provide us with a view of the "other side's" or the physician's perspective on risk assessment - at least some of the time.
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