Bayhealth Medical Center will receive the 2018 Joseph del Tufo Humanities Award from Delaware Humanities at a ceremony set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 at The Outlook at the Duncan Center, 500 W. Loockerman St., Dover.
The ceremony will include a lecture, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” by Danielle Ofri, and a dinner buffet. Tickets are $35.
Delaware Humanities has offered “Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care” since 2008. “Literature & Medicine” offers scholar-led reading and discussion groups that use works of fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction to explore what’s at the heart of health care. Participants come from all branches of medical care, including nurses, physicians, support staff, administrators, clergy, social workers and therapists in hospitals, home health, hospice and public health settings. Some programs also admit members of the general public.
Ofri’s lecture will consider how patient/caregiver conversations can lead to improved health outcomes by ensuring that what patients say and what doctors hear are actually the same things. Ofri is an associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and author of “What Doctors Feel,” “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” and “Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients.”
The Joseph del Tufo Humanities Award is named in honor of its first recipient, who served as a University of Delaware and Delaware State University professor and served on the Delaware Humanities Council.