Should Doctors Think? was the title of a lecture I presented a few years ago at Monash Medical Centre to the medical staff. The title was deliberately provocative and the auditorium was filled. Doctors and medical staff work hard, they make critical decisions under relentless pressure and they use the same brain that we use. It is just as difficult for a doctor to think outside the box as it is for a soldier, for a salesman or for a CEO.
In this clip Dr Jerome Groopman explores this question, too: