The Knife and the Word: Placebo Effects in Surgery
- Date: –16:00
- Location: SCAS, Thunbergssalen Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2, Uppsala
- Lecturer: Karin Jensen, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS. Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
- Organiser: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
- Contact person: Stina Grånäs
- Phone: 018-55 70 85
Karin Jensen speaks on The Knife and the Word: Placebo Effects in Surgery. Q&A afterwards.
Over the last decade there has been increasing attention on placebo effects in surgical trials, as seen in influential journal publications and in the popular media. Still, little is known about surgeons’ own attitudes and clinical behaviors regarding this topic. To address this lacuna, a national survey among Swedish surgeons was recently performed where real world medical behaviors and attitudes regarding placebo effects were assessed. Together with a brief history of the concept of placebo controlled trials in medicine, the novel data from the survey among Swedish surgeons will be discussed.