tedmed_wh_rgb The Opportunity of Adversity Aimee Mullins, paralympian, model, advocate, describes the use of the word "disabled" and how changing our understanding of that word would help shape the experience of our patients in a positive way.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 19, 2017Topics: / / / Keywords: / / /
NPR "Shooting Ghosts" - confronting the invisible injuries of war After Marine Sgt. Thomas ("TJ") Brennan was hit by the blast from a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan in 2010, he suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him unable to recall much of his immediate past — including, at times, the name of his own daughter...
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 4, 2017Topics: / / / Keywords: /
c6c7 subluxation Diary of an Injury by Craig Bash In 1984, while a 4th year medical student playing for his medical school's Rugby team, Craig Bash's sustained a C6-C7 subluxation, injuring his spinal cord. This diary, written from his hospital bed in the weeks immediately thereafter, is a thoughtful and poignant description of the challenges he faced and his thoughts about them in the aftermath of his injury.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinNovember 10, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / /
Washington-Post Amputations and genital injuries increase sharply among soldiers in Afghanistan Article discussing the rising number of combat wounded returning from war zones with injuries to the genitals and perineum in 2012, in the height of the surge. The author specifically focuses on the drastic increase in the number of these injuries and what this has meant for both healthcare workers and mental and sexual health providers in the military, as well as for wounded warriors and their spouses.
Contributor: chucklesnSeptember 20, 2015Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
50513_2219590487_2204_n Tales of An Amputee Mommy Blog: “Okay, Im talking about sex” Below the knee amputee who keeps a blog of life as a mother and wife following her amputation. This specific post is addressing relearning sex and intimacy following amputation.
Contributor: chucklesnSeptember 20, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
NPR It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At It's impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don't look enough; or maybe we'd rather not see wounded veterans at all.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinMay 27, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / / /