Journeys in Medicine

#MeToo—Considering All of the Implications and the Call for Action

#MeToo—Considering All of the Implications and the Call for Action

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Both the March 27 and April 2 issues of JAMA included important opinion pieces related to the #MeToo Movement. Dr. Freischlag and Ms. Faria highlight the importance of this movement, which was evidenced by TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017 being shared by “silence breakers,” 61 women and men from various industries who spoke(...)

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Should We Include Social Determinants in Electronic Health Records?

Should We Include Social Determinants in Electronic Health Records?

Posted by  | Administration

Social factors account for a significant percent of deaths in the United States; however, research and the inclusion of standard ways to define and capture these determinants into patient health records are arguably in their nascent stage. As talk of social determinants of health permeate the halls of academic medical centers and schools of public health,(...)

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Empowering Care Providers to Address Patient Discrimination in the Clinical Setting

Empowering Care Providers to Address Patient Discrimination in the Clinical Setting

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The Journeys in Medicine event on Oct. 17 focused on the topic of “Empowering Care Providers to Address Patient Discrimination in the Clinical Setting." While this is not a new issue at Johns Hopkins, it has become a more frequent problem in the last 6-8 months given the national political climate. Sherita Golden, professor and executive vice(...)

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Journeys in Medicine Event

Journeys in Medicine Event

Posted by  | Administration, CME

The Department of Medicine Civic Engagement Committee would like all of our faculty, staff and trainees to consider attending this Journeys in Medicine session on Tuesday, October 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Unfortunately in the first half of 2017, our medical care teams have reported more incidents of intolerance and patients making derogatory comments or requesting(...)

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Experiencing Racial Bias During Medical Training

Experiencing Racial Bias During Medical Training

Posted by  | Administration

In a recent JAMA Viewpoint article, "Making All Lives Matter in Medicine From the Inside Out," Michael O. Mensah, a current resident at the University of California, Los Angeles, reveals a brief narrative of an “all-to-familiar” experience where during his medical student years at the University of California, San Francisco he was subjected to situations(...)

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Are you taxed?

Are you taxed?

Posted by  | Administration

A few months back, a colleague emailed me an essay entitled “Medical Education and the Minority Tax” from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Since that time, the content of the essay has sparked interesting conversations. This brief essay chronicles the perspective and journey of Kali D. Cyrus, MD, MPH who, at the time,(...)

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Journeys Forward

Journeys Forward

Posted by  | Administration

About two years ago our department began on a journey to chronicle thought-provoking articles, activities and innovative ideas that focused on community engagement, community health and equity. We encourage readers to look back at previous posts, as well as review a recent post from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Improving Community Health by Strengthening Community Investment: Roles(...)

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