Sunday, October 09, 2005

New podcasts: Dr. Grohol and Dr. PZ Meyers

Now at Dr. John Grohol of PsychCentral, and PZ Meyers of Pharyngula.

Dr. Grohol discusses "medical blogging, effects of blogs on the doctor-patient relationship, the state of the doctor-patient relationship, transparency, views of mental illness in America, the effect of Katrina on mental health and medical practitioners use of the Internet and blogging."

Dr. Meyers comments on "the role of blogging for science and medicine, using blogs to interpret heavy science for the lay public. The discussion then turns much deeper and heavier to topics such as the erosion of public education, Francis Crick, the conscious being, trust in medicine, peer review, split brain experiments and science as religion."

Thanks to Dr. Bottles, for letting us hear some of our favorite bloggers!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for blogging. I read about your site in the WSJ today.

This portends to be a transformative technology for medical practice, and we all know how slow physicians are to adopt information technology.

One area that hasn't really changed much with "the times" is academic publishing. The most enjoyment I get out of reading research articles is from articles in conference proceedings where comments and rejoinders are offered by the participants and authors. Making this style more the norm for academic publishing seems like it would be a great advance.

Thanks once again for blogging. It gives real insight into what it must be like to be a physician.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I don't read the Health section of the New York Times anymore - I let medbloggers read it for me. This eliminates the whipsawing "butter is good for you, no butter is bad for you" effect that makes so many people tune out medical recommendations in general and just do whatever they were going to do in the firstplace (usually not good). Sadly, the net effect is that they always end up reorienting my attention to exercise and diet. Ah, well; back to the low fat cottage cheese...

4:19 PM  

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