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Trauma-Informed Design: What is it?

In viewing trauma through a wider lens we see its detrimental impact.
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A More Equitable Society Requires We Address Our Own Implicit Bias

A More Equitable Society Requires We Address Our Own Implicit Bias

Avoiding implicit bias starts with a conscious knowledge it exists within you.
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Thriving in Pandemic Winter

Remember, the pandemic will pass. And winter will come to an end. It always does!
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Reflections on 9/11 and the Suffering of Our Helpers

Although it’s been two weeks since the anniversary and remembrances of 9/11, I find myself still reflecting on how it changed the lives of so many, including my own. The horrors of that day occurred only two months after I started my residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
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The Gift of Mindful Listening: Creating Connection and Wellbeing For Healthcare Providers And Their Patients

Deaf physicians are often credited by their patients as having more apt listening skills than their hearing counterparts. Dr. Philip Zazove, Chairman of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and a champion for deaf and hard of hearing physicians nationally says that patients frequently tell him, “I love the way you look at me and listen to me".
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Protecting our Helpers and Healers: A Conversation that’s Overdue

A recent article in the Washington Post, What’s one of America’s most dangerous jobs? It’s not what you think (Sept 11, 2017) brought attention to the specter of workplace violence that nurses and other healthcare staff face on a daily basis.
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