The Hunting Ground

February 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Perhaps you’ve already seen the trailer for The Hunting Ground, which is released today. I’m looking forward to seeing it. I am conflicted about the film makers previous work, but it certainly doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for seeing this one.

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It’s been more than 3 years since I posted a 10 Things list about being on the road, so I figured it was time to update it. Since I’m heading to San Diego today, the timing fits. My spouse and I compare notes a lot about life as a travel hound, which got me thinking about my current list of lessons from the road, and what, if anything, has changed (answer: not much).

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SAFEta has a webinar coming up next month, Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Should Know. The session will be offered March 20th from 2-3:30pm ET. Rachell Ekroos is the featured speaker. Click through for details:

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It was a very low key weekend, here in DC. The weather made it near impossible to do much (again), so there was a lot of baking (homemade pop tarts, croissants, quiche, etc.) and a lot of reading. Nice, because much travel is happening over the next month (hello, San Diego, San Antonio [for 2 weeks!] and Colorado). Want to know what’s caught my eye since last we spoke? Click through for all the links:

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Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly stroll through the peer-reviewed literature. As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list of must-reads, just the ones that I find to be particularly relevant. Click through for the full list:

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For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health…There’s a lot to talk about here.

 

There’s a terrific new article, available electronically ahead of publication that I’d like to highlight this morning. [Ed: okay, I will revise the terrific part, since the authors botch fluorescence vs absorption, or at least qualify my use of it to say that it’s terrific for me, because of the article’s conclusions.] It’s important, because it contributes to the science on using an alternate light source to identify subclinical bruising. The use of ALS for this purpose, particularly in strangulation cases, is one against which I caution folks, because the limited research on the subject hasn’t been particularly (forgive me) illuminating. This study changes that.

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Sorry for the absence at the end of last week–the combination of making my way home from Anchorage and finally succumbing to the crud that’s been going around for weeks put me down for the count. But I’m back on my feet, to some extent, and the incredible cold this weekend had me happily hanging out and reading (Valentine’s Day be damned). Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

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On Leadership

February 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Over at ReachMD they have a podcast I plan on listening to tonight while I’m hanging out in the Anchorage airport: Can Medical Leadership Be Taught? I read a lot about leadership–I’m fascinated by the topic and I think that there’s much to be learned by others’ experiences, and by studying the myriad ways in which leadership is defined and cultivated. Click through for some good (and mostly brief) reads on leadership:

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Casa de Esperanza is hosting a webinar, Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice. The session will be held February 20th at 11am ET. Click through for details:

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