Deborah spoke about the impact of medical reporting when people and oragnisations with vested interests don’t want open discussion at the XXIX Paulo Scientific Symposium. This brought a group of international scientific experts to raise awareness of problems related to medical excess and to identify the best sustainable evidence-based practices. The symposium’s aim was to find methods for eliminating sources of bias from clinical trials and guidelines, to advance the dissemination of accurate scientific information and to promote critical societal debate about medicine
Deborah spoke on a panel about the importance of journalism in investigating the benefits and harms of medical interventions. This included how journalists can improve the accuracy of their reporting and how scientists and doctors can work more closely with journalists.
Deborah gave a series of talks to journalists in Helsinki about investigative journalism in health care.
Journalism can act as a force for public good, and when it comes to health can work in the public interest to ensure that those stories that are ignored, denied or defended are told. At Evidence Live 2018 , we’ll be exploring the role of journalism in maintaining public health, upholding the trust and making for better healthcare.
Health and science journalist Deborah Cohen tells us what a career in medical journalism looks like: