Conversation Series: Episode 3

Episode 3: Dr. Damien Finniss (22min)

Shannon Harvey and Dr. Damien Finniss discuss the latest findings in placebo research, including defining what placebo is, how it affects your brain and the importance of interactions with your doctor when it comes to health outcomes. Dr. Damien Finniss is a leading expert in the clinical applications of placebo and is part of a group of international researchers proving that placebo is far more complex than sugar pills and deception. Dr. Finniss is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Pain Management Research Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital and Chair of the International Association for the Study of Pain Special Interest Group on Placebo.

KEY TOPICS: The power of placebo, belief, the ritual of medicine



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