Dennis Quaid Video on Medical Errors

Here are some video highlights of Dennis Quaid’s speech about medical errors and his family’s experience at Health Journalism 2008, the 10th annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7vcYN-K0Dk]

I was in the back row, and there are a couple of jerky moments as my arm got tired, so I apologize if you have any fleeting moments of vertigo. Still, for SMUG students and journalists, it’s an example of what you can do fairly easily to share interesting and important information with the world. It’s not a live uStream (maybe I’ll work on that next). I’m not a trained journalist (and as you can see not a trained videographer, either), but this is a step between streaming everything and a deeper context piece. And maybe it can be a resource for real journalists to use in their reporting.

Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

0 thoughts on “Dennis Quaid Video on Medical Errors”

  1. Thanks! I feel happy to have had a chance to see this. I feel sad about the history that led to this event. I feel hopeful that this event will cause change.

    Your video is helpful for me.

  2. As a big fan of Dennis Quaid, I was happy to see him talking about medical errors and how they can be corrected. I am thrilled his twins are doing well, and hope that the Quaid Foundation can raise awareness so these incidents become rare and maybe never happen again.

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