Title: “A Stroke of Insight”
Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor was a neuro-anatomist or brain scientist at Harvard when she experienced a stroke. In the TED Talk below, she describes what it was like to experience this condition. After a long recovery, she wrote a book titled “A Stroke of Insight”. At the back of her book she included a list of important things to remember when caring for patients. Please read and reflect on each of the FORTY points. (See Attached) WATCH her TEDTalk and pay close attention to her description of the healthcare environment.
Link to 40 Things List: 40 things.pdf download
View the TED Talk Video of Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor (19 minutes):
Here’s your assignment answer the following questions:
- In the TED Talk, how does she describe her experience in the healthcare setting?
- List and define 4 medical terms that might be used when there is a medical diagnosis of a stroke.
- Select 3 of the most important points from Dr. Jill’s “Forty Things” List and explain why you believe they are important. (see attached list)