Archive: July2013

Recognizing Human Trafficking Victim Experiences

Recognizing Human Trafficking Victim Experiences

Polaris Project's National Human Trafficking Resource Center has a webcast available, Recognizing Human Trafficking Victim Experiences. The presentation is about 35 minutes long and is interspersed with case studies and linked resources. Access the session here.

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Open the Door for LGBTQ Patients

Open the Door for LGBTQ Patients

This month's Nursing has a free CE offering, Open the Door for LGBTQ Patients. I like it for it's review of terminology and suggested history questions, along with its reference section, which includes the Joint Commission's field guide (PDF), and the…

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Articles of Note: July 2013

Articles of Note: July 2013

Time once again for Articles of Note, in which I share the recently published literature that's capturing my attention. Please remember this is not an exhaustive overview of what's newly available, but it should give you a good place to…

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Slow Down

Slow Down

I was supposed to have an Articles of Note post up yesterday, but in the mad race of this week, it just didn't happen. But that's not the purpose of this post--I'll have it up next week and that will…

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Violence Against Women in the Digital Realm

Violence Against Women in the Digital Realm

The Guardian has a fascinating podcast on a significant emerging issue: violence against women on social media sites and through other forms of digital communication. It's not something we discuss a whole lot in healthcare, but that doesn't mean we…

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The Language We Use

Kim Day (of SAFEta acclaim for the handful of folks who don't already know her) and I were talking last week about the word "evidence" and our move away from it when we speak about the work we do. I…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-22-13

Since Last We Spoke, 7-22-13

Is there a greater luxury than a week at home? For some of us, the answer is a resounding no. So many odds and ends to work through, but that doesn't stop me from letting my mind (and eyes) wander. Here's…

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Worthwhile Read: Culture of Disrespect

Worthwhile Read: Culture of Disrespect

So there's this: a truly fascinating article in yesterday's NY Times, In a Culture of Disrespect, Patients Lose Out. The premise of the article, which is inspired by a pair of articles published in a 2012 issue of Academic Medicine…

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Developing a Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

Developing a Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

NCVC is offering a webinar coming up next week: Developing a Welfare Response to Child Trafficking. The session will be held July 25th at 2pm ET. You can register here. From the site: All kids who are in the child…

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How We Talk About Disability

How We Talk About Disability

One of the more eye-opening pieces I've read in sometime: I'm Not A Person With a Disability: I'm a Disabled Person. I truly had never considered this perspective.

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Rape on the Reservation Podcast

Rape on the Reservation Podcast

Mint Press News has a podcast now available, Rape on the Reservation: Sexual Assault in the Native American Community (not to be confused with the must-watch documentary report by Current TV with the same name). While it addresses sexual assault,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-15-13

Since Last We Spoke, 7-15-13

Home is a good place to be. Getting home from the Pacific is a slog, but it's a journey I will happily take when it means getting back to my people. Plus it allows plenty of time for reading. Here's…

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The 7 Requirements of All Effective Scientists

The 7 Requirements of All Effective Scientists

This week has been...interesting. I have been falling into my bed exhausted every night, so I haven't been reading much. But last night a series of tweets lead me to this article, which I figured I'd share. Not all of…

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Overcoming the Consent Defense in Strangulation Cases

Overcoming the Consent Defense in Strangulation Cases

The National Strangulation Training Institute is hosting a webinar: Overcoming the Consent Defense in Strangulation Cases, presented by two friends of mine, Dr. Dean Hawley and Bridget Healy Ryan. The session will be held July 30th from 10-11:30 PT. You…

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Cultural Competency in the Indian Health Care Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Cultural Competency in the Indian Health Care Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare project (full disclosure: I'm a consultant) is hosting a webinar July 18th at 3pm ET, Creating Bridges of Trust Through Cultural Competency in the Indian Healthcare Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Attendance will net…

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Use of Alternate Light Source for Identifying Bruising

Use of Alternate Light Source for Identifying Bruising

Just a quick note this morning: I have updated the clinical guide on using alternate light sources for identifying bruising. There's still not much in the way of solid research on this one, so keep that in mind. But I…

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Crime, Comedy and Wanting What You Want

Crime, Comedy and Wanting What You Want

I am going to be in trial next week, many time zones away from where I am now, so I put up the usual disclaimer: next week posts may be a tad erratic as I see what my connectivity is…

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Gender Responsive and Trauma-Informed Care in Nursing Practice

Gender Responsive and Trauma-Informed Care in Nursing Practice

Our colleagues over at Essentials of Correctional Nursing have an excellent post up, "What is gender responsiveness and trauma-informed care in nursing practice?" Do not skip this just because correctional healthcare isn't your field--this is a worthwhile read for all clinicians.

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What Is *Your* Impact on Staff Retention?

What Is *Your* Impact on Staff Retention?

I got an email from a colleague who was thinking about leaving her practice--she was torn between loving the work and despising her manager. Despising her manager was winning. Mostly she just wanted to vent, but she was asking with…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-1-13

Since Last We Spoke, 7-1-13

Let me just start by saying: I like you people so much. The comments and emails from Friday's post were awesome and I thank you for being such fantastic clinicians and allies in this work. Much of what I've been…

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