OUR FAVORITE TED TALKS

 

Talks | TEDxMaastricht – Bas Bloem – “From God to Guide”

“Participatory health for all of us!” is the crux of this thought-provoking talk by Professor Bas Bloem. He includes his patient to illustrate how the distance between patient and doctor is bridged, and in this instance, abandoned when the patient petitions: “I want good and reliable information! I want to have part in making the decisions to start treatment or not! And, where can I find other patients like me? And what can I do to make things better?” Bloem then describes how the doctor may become a guide in the life of his patients…

Talks | TEDMED – Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing After a Double Lung Transplant

“You’ll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival — of her body, from a double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing.”

Talks | TEDWomen – Caroline Casey: Looking Past Limits

“Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have. First, Caroline Casey put Ireland on the accessibility map. Now she’s changing the global social landscape for people with disabilities.”

Talks | TEDx – Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource Your Health

“You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators.”

Talks | TEDx – Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave

“When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online — and found the medical treatment that saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time.”