2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA

2017 Enterprising Women, Washington, DC USA

Tagg Magazine’s (@TaggMagazine) 2017 Enterprising Women, including Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), Executive Producer of Capital TransPride.

Equality is the future. And the future tends to be born here. Washington, DC USA
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Just Read: A Transgender Military Internist’s Perspective – #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Just Read: A Transgender Military Internist's Perspective - #WhatADoctorLooksLike

This article, published in JAMA Internal Medicine describes the personal journey of a physician who is now serving as their authentic self:

…today I serve as a female physician in every respect within the Department of Defense. Last month, I graduated the Army Medical Department’s Advanced Course with honors, and now I look forward to the sec- ond half of my military career being treated like any other capable military physician.

The commentary, by Jamie Henry, MD (@MAJ_JLee_MD), concerns another paper in the journal

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Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike – Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine – via JAMA

Just Read: #WhatADoctorLooksLike - Implicit Bias in Academic Medicine - via JAMA

Where I went to medical school (University of Arizona College of Medicine), we had the typical “wall of fame” of all the previous graduating classes prominently mounted, covering the history of the school’s first class from 1967 to the present.

It was amusing to note that as you walked along the wall that the number of women in each class steadily increased, to the year after mine, when for the first time there were more women than men in incoming class.

Except that in retrospect, it wasn’t really funny.

The other thing I noticed was that the Nursing School building, erected a few years after the medical school building next to it, didn’t seem to have very many men’s rooms…

The wall showed another thing, that there were no LGBTQ human beings enrolled in this school. Except that there were. However, all the signs and signals in our curriculum and the behavior of our faculty conspired to keep this just an “allegation.”

And so…we can now measure the impact.

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Just Read: Marriage equality = 134,000 less suicide attempts in adolescents

Just Read: Marriage equality = 134,000 less suicide attempts in adolescents

We estimated that, each year, same-sex marriage policies would be associated with more than 134 000 fewer adolescents attempting suicide. These results reflect an important reduction in adolescent emotional distress and risk of mortality from suicide.

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Thanks for using my photo in, If You Want to be a Trans Ally, Declare Your Pronouns

Thanks for using my photo in, If You Want to be a Trans Ally, Declare Your Pronouns

Thanks for using my photo in this post written by @DaveandTino and I think this is a good analysis.

As I’ve mentioned before, declaring my pronouns happens every time I send an email or give someone my business card. I like to be built for the future 🙂 . Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.

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Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing Part 2 – Challenge to Eliminating Bias in Health Care

Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing Part 2 - Challenge to Eliminating Bias in Health Care

It gets better.

This is a 2015 update from Author Daniel Effron at London Business School (@lbs) – and yet another reminder that the business profession has done as much if not more work in the area of behavioral health as the medical profession.

Continuing from the previous post on this topic (Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing – a continual challenge to eliminating bias in health care), this update adds more information about human motivation.

I’m framing this post through the perspective of bias, but the principles apply to health behavior, consumer behavior, etc….

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