NPR Social stigma makes the opioid crisis hard to confront (7min) There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to confront. One of them is social stigma. It often extends beyond users themselves, to their families. People see addiction as a moral weakness, and by extension, the moral weakness of their families.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 1, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / /
Washington-Post When drinking ruins your liver - should you qualify for a transplant? When patients develop alcohol liver disease, they are often forced to wait 6 months to prove they can abstain from alcohol before they will be considered for a transplant. Is that a fair amount of time? Is that a fair practice at all?
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / /
healthaffairs Withholding surgery: How gaps in policy fail people who inject drugs A recent New York Times article described a harrowing situation faced by some people who inject drugs and develop endocarditis, a life-threatening infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart. The article described doctors in Tennessee deciding whether to perform repeat costly heart surgeries on patients who were re-infected with endocarditis as a result of ongoing illicit drug use—and at times declining to operate. There are policy failures that are to blame, too, for how and why resources are allocated this way. This looks at those failures and how our bias influences both the policies and how they are applied.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / /
New York Times Injecting Drugs can ruin a heart - how many second chances should a user get? A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /
huffpost Everything you know about obesity is wrong 15min read - A description of obesity, weight bias, fat shaming, and a bunch of the consequences from it. A popular article, not a research article, but a comprehensive look at the topic.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 20, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / / / /
Atlantic When a Child Says She's Trans An article about how a child and her family is managing the idea of Claire being transgender.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 19, 2018Topics: / / /
elle_mag More than an Other Duchess Meghan Markle gives an honest look at the fact that being black and white is more than just grey...
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 16, 2018Topics: /
YouTube Deconstructing White Privilege (22min) Dr. Robin DiAngelo is the author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy and has been an anti-racist educator, and has heard justifications of racism by white men and women in her workshops for over two decades. This justification, which she calls “white fragility,” is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 2, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: / /
Strong backs, soft fronts, wild hearts You can listen or read the transcript of the podcast -- discussion of belonging, race, the shields we put up that interfere with our conversation and how to overcome.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 12, 2018Topics: / / / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / / / /
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