NYT Doctors with Disabilities: Why They’re Important Doctors with disabilities are changing the landscape of the medical profession. They offer a comforting experience for patients, especially patients with similar disabilities. More disabled individuals interested in the medical field should be encouraged and supported to pursue a medical career.
Contributor: Araina FordJuly 17, 2017Topics: / / / Keywords: / / / / /
medium_logo_detail The Problem with Skinny Men a look at weight from a man who has difficulty keeping weight on, and how the weight debate for women affects men and their self esteem
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 30, 2017Topics: / / Keywords: / /
TEDx Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness Michelle Sullivan talks about her experiences of being different and not fitting in and how that forced her to accept her vulnerability and view getting help as a strength. She believes in order to truly help and support one another we have to look pass the surface, let go of judgement and adopt a new way of giving.
Contributor: Araina FordMay 25, 2017Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
Taking the HEAT This podcast outlines the tools and skills necessary to take the "heat" from patients, especially when dealing with difficult and/or emotionally charged patients. Some important skills that are explored are communication strategies, de-escalation techniques, setting boundaries and managing expectations. http://www.pediacastcme.org/taking-heat-pediacast-cme-016/
Contributor: Araina FordJanuary 19, 2017Topics: / / Keywords: / / / / / / / /
logo-v5 Something Only I Can See A woman named Jill Viles with muscular dystrophy tried to convince doctors (MD's & PhD's) that she has the same disorder as a Olympic athlete. Despite their denial and dismissing her as mentally ill, Jill was determined to prove to them and others that her belief was real.
Contributor: Araina FordJanuary 18, 2017Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / /
mscp-logo Near-Death Experience Leads Physician to Promote Empathy Dr. Rana L.A. Awdish's near-death experience due to an occult adenoma rupturing in her liver gave her a brand new perspective based on the lack of empathy she received as a patient. Her experience as a patient totally changed the way she practices, cares and treats her patients and she realized the vital importance of incorporating empathy in the medical field.
Contributor: Araina FordJanuary 18, 2017Topics: / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / / /
family-medicine Unwinnable Hands A great narrative that uses the metaphor of playing cards to the experience of life, dying & death. Life is not about always having a winning hand, its about being able to play the cards that are dealt and having the courage not to fold.
Contributor: Araina FordJanuary 13, 2017Topics: / / / / / Keywords: /
YouTube Empathy by Dr. Brene Brown What is Empathy? And why is it different from Sympathy? In this brief, candid, and humorous clip, Dr. Brene Brown gives an overview of empathy vs sympathy and how to become more empathetic.
Contributor: Araina FordNovember 18, 2016Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / /
TEDx Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up. In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinOctober 28, 2016Topics: / / Keywords: / / /