PSY380 2020 JULY Module 8 Discussion Latest
Module 8 Discussion
What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe
This is our last module, and our final TED Talk. In this video, some fundamental issues are brought up about how we provide scientific evidence in the medical community. Because we're discussing mental health and psychotropic medications, this includes us.
Successfully completing this activity demonstrates achievement of Module Outcomes 1 and 2.
Watch TED Talk Ben Goldacre - What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe. (Links to an external site.) [Video file, 13:29] Retrieved from: https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_what_doctors_don_t_know_about_the_drugs_they_prescribe (Links to an external site.)
What's your reaction to this TED Talk? Were you surprised by anything, or not? Write about why you were or weren't surprised.
In your webtext, Zivin (discussed in Chapter 18) suggests that clinical trials can be trustworthy, fast, or cheap - but that in any one trial, only two of the three are possible? After watching this TED Talk, what do you think he means?
Finally, describe the scientific reasoning that should be used when determining if drugs are effective in treating psychiatric disorders.
Consult Discussion Criteria and the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. This is a “post first” discussion forum. You must submit your initial post before you can view other students’ posts.
Remember to properly cite and reference your sources in APA format!
This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 35% of your final course grade.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the discussion forums:
Postings should display originality in thought and insightful synthesis.
Postings should demonstrate understanding of key concepts.
Responses should be original and stimulate discussion.