Touro University Worldwide Provost Dr. Bernard Luskin Warns About the Dangers of Highly Publicizing the Trial of Michael Jackson's Doctor
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bernard Luskin, a world-renowned media psychologist and family therapist, warns that the live broadcasting of the trial of Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, could drive a wedge of distrust between patients and their physicians, especially between younger people hyper-sensitized to the media and already distrusting of authority figures.
"The role and image of the physician in society is going to be damaged by this trial," Luskin explains. "In an era of mistrust in authority figures such as police, politicians, and clergy, the trust between families and physicians could also be strained. The U.S. justice system and media need to understand how publicizing such trials can especially hurt young people's trust. Families should be prepared to vent and talk about 'who can you trust.'"
Dr. Bernard Luskin has had distinguished careers in commerce, education, entertainment and psychology. He coined the term "Media Psychology." University Business Magazine selected Luskin as one who has had exceptional careers in both education and corporate life. He is a licensed psychotherapist, with Degrees in Business and a UCLA Doctorate in Education, Psychology and Technology. Luskin has been president and CEO of divisions of major Fortune 50 and 500 companies, including Philips Interactive Media, Philips Education and Reference Publishing and Jones International, including Mind Extension University, Knowledge TV, and Jones Education Networks. He also has been president and CEO of four colleges and universities.
To receive further comment from Dr. Bernard Luskin on the Michael Jackson trial, please contact Kipp Lanham at (202) 449-9807 or Alisa Weinstein at (818) 575-6800.
About Touro University
Founded in 1971, Touro College and University System has experienced significant growth and educates more than 18,000 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin and Paris. An accredited, non-profit university established in 2008, Touro University Worldwide offers fully online Masters' Degrees in Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication Psychology and Professional Psychology including Marriage, Family Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling. For more information, visit: www.TouroW.edu.
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