Kevin Jones: Can Embracing Uncertainty Lead To Better Medicine?

February 24, 2017

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Spirit Of Inquiry.

About Kevin Jones’ TED Talk

Sometimes, doctors just don’t have the answers. Surgeon Kevin Jones says having the humility to acknowledge this leads to better medicine.

About Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones a professor at the University of Utah and surgeon at Primary Children’s Hospital and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, where he also directs the KB Jones Lab.

His studies focus on a group of cancers called sarcomas, which are cancers of the flesh and bones. Jones is the author of the book What Doctors Cannot Tell You: Clarity, Confidence and Uncertainty in Medicine.

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