Just Read: Blindspot: Hidden Biases that shape, and could fix, society

Just Read: Blindspot: Hidden Biases that shape, and could fix, society

The topic of implicit or unconscious bias is integrated into a lot of the work I am doing today. I did a pretty exhaustive review of the research last year in preparation for this presentation (Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias ). I am about to give a refreshed version of the presentation to fellow clinicians at Kaiser Permanente (which I’ll post here).

I figured it would be a good idea to read the book version of all the papers I read and the experts I spoke to last year (much of it chronicled here, many many posts…). This is that book. Continue reading→

Just Read: From Patients to Providers: Changing the Culture in Medicine Toward Sexual and Gender Minorities

Just Read: From Patients to Providers: Changing the Culture in Medicine Toward Sexual and Gender Minorities

This is a perspective piece accompanying the study that I wrote about yesterday.

In some areas, like academic medicine, the medical profession continues to change at a pace slower than the world around it:

we posit that SGM* trainees and health professionals face discrimination in medicine and that these environments are ultimately connected to the inequities that our patients encounter when accessing care.

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Just Read: Sexual and Gender Minority Identity Disclosure: “In the Closet” in Medical School

Just Read: Sexual and Gender Minority Identity Disclosure:  “In the Closet” in Medical School

When I published the story of my colleague, Social Innovator: Louise “Lu” Casa, MSN, CRNP, CTTS on identity, partnership, teamwork, who came out at the beginning of her career, in 1983 (!), I cited data from 1994 about acceptance of sexual minority students (gender minorities weren’t even on the radar then). Lu noticed these articles and sent them my way. Continue reading→

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven't heard of yet)

A Hidden Crisis, Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California, Center for Youth Wellness, November 6, 2014 At #HBSEE @HBSExecED this week, learning about domestic and global inequality, gini coefficients and the like, and thinking about what the implication for health is. And then this story was just published on NPR: 10 Questions Some Doctors … Continue reading Just Read: Inequality and Adverse Childhood Experiences (the study you haven’t heard of yet)

Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren’t always motivation reducers

Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren't always motivation reducers

This paper, out of the Center for Effective Organizations at USC, pokes holes in the oft-repeated refrain of behavior change masters, that rewarding people for tasks is ultimately ineffective because it reduces their intrinsic motivation – the “feeling of accomplishment, mastery and/or self-fullfillment.” This has most significantly been popularized by Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) in his … Continue reading Just Read: Extrinsic rewards aren’t always motivation reducers

Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach

Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach

I read the things that Brigid McCaw, MD (@BrigidMcCaw) writes. She’s a systems thinker, she’s passionate, and she’s humble about changing the world as she changes it. See my profile of her on our first walk here. Important to know The Affordable Care Act includes IPV screening and brief counseling as part of required free … Continue reading Just Read: Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare in the United States: A Systems Approach

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Just Read: The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

I don’t know where I came across this book by Paul Taylor (@paultaylordc) from the Pew Research Center (@PewResearch) but I did, and it combines a lot of interests of mine (and a lot of other people). Specific to me, an ongoing following of the Pew Internet (@PewInternet)’s former researcher and brilliant community colleague in DC, Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox), and a lot of work I’ve done in diversity and inclusion as well as technology, that has caused me to read a lot of the reports cited in the book. So it’s in one package here, which is great.

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