ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How we Fool Ourselves in Times of Sickness | Kiarash Aramesh | TEDxTehran

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How we Fool Ourselves in Times of Sickness | Kiarash Aramesh | TEDxTehran

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Not unlike many other cultures around the world, our culture (in Iran) is interwoven with old wives tales and superstitious beliefs. In such a culture, how should we grapple with issues when hard times strike? In particular, what can we do when affected by a rare disease? Kiarash Aramesh is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and an Associate Professor at the Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He is a medical doctor and holds a specialty in community medicine and a Ph.D. in healthcare ethics. He has previously worked as a visiting scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Hastings Center in the USA. He has served as a member of various committees, including the Specialized Research Ethics Committee of TUMS and the National Committee of Ethics in Science and Technology and Bioethics at the National Commission of UNESCO in Iran. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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