Dr. Bosk’s research focuses on the culture of medicine. In particular, how health care professionals make sense of experiences in which time-pressured decisions are required in situations filled with un-resolvable uncertainty. When those decisions lead to adverse outcomes, he is interested in which decisions are considered blameless and blameworthy.
He has three ongoing funded research projects:
He continues to work on the sociology of bioethics, research ethics, and the regulation of research; and the rise and fall of heath care problems in the public arena.
“What would you do? Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography” is his most recent book (University of Chicago Press 2008). Dr. Bosk is currently working on a manuscript, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Medical Error.”