"A bold and profound work by Haudenosaunee writer Alicia Elliott, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is a personal and critical meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America. In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language -- both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more. In the process, she engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, sexuality, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, writing and representation. Elliott makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political -- from overcoming a years-long history with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft dinner to how systematic oppression is linked to depression in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott extends far beyond her own experiences to provide a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future."
Contents: Introduction: so you want to talk about race -- Is it really about race? -- What is racism? -- What if I talk about race wrong? -- Why am I always being told to "check my privilege"? -- What is intersectionality and why do I need it? -- Is police brutality really about race? -- How can I talk about affirmative action? -- What is the school-to-prison pipeline? -- Why can't I say the "N" word? -- What is cultural appropriation? -- Why can't I touch your hair? -- What are microaggressions? -- Why are our students so angry? -- What is the model minority myth? -- But what if I hate Al Sharpton? -- I just got called racist, what do I do now? -- Talking is great, but what else can I do?
"An actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Police brutality trials, white supremacist rallies, Black Lives Matter protests. Rage is the story behind many of the issues that make headlines every day. But to talk about race itself--to examine the way it shapes our society, visibly and invisibly--can feel frightening and overwhelming, and even dangerous. In [this book], Ijeoma Oluo offers a clarifying discussion of the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on the issues that divide us. Positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans, and answers the questions readers don't dare ask, like 'What is cultural appropriation?' 'Why do I keep being told to check my privilege?' and 'If I don't support affirmative action, does that make me racist?' With language that's bold, prescient, funny, and finely tuned, Oluo offers hope for a better way by showing what's possible when connections are made across the divide."
Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist draws readers into the complicated, poignant, and often-overlooked daily happenings of a busy urban medical clinic for refugees. An Iraqi journalist whose son has been murdered develops post-traumatic stress disorder and mourns his loss of vocation. A Congolese woman refuses antiretroviral treatment for her new HIV diagnosis, and instead places her trust in Jesus. Two conservative Muslim Iraqi women are inadvertently exposed to pornography when a doctor uses Google Images to supplement a medical discussion. By turns humorous, distressing, and moving, these stories offer insight into the people seeking a new life in Canada while navigating poverty, language barriers, and Canadian neighbours who aren't always friendly. This collection is filled with hope and humour, and is a deeply moving portrait of how one doctor attempts to provide quality care and advocacy for patients while remaining culturally sensitive, even as she wrestles with guilt, awareness of her own privilege, and vicarious trauma. In the spirit of Louise Aronson and Atul Gawande, Scholtens' writing explores the transformative moments in which a clinical doctor-patient relationship becomes a profound human-human connection.
GVMHS pioneered an incredibly wide range of services containing culturally responsive care, focusing on recovery and rehabilitation as its basic principle. It includes initiatives in housing, developing the concurrent disorders of mental health and addiction services, and providing support and direction to related non-profit community agencies and consumer training and art organizations. During its 27 years of existence, GVMHS gained international recognition throughout the rest of Canada and United States, and particularly the Pacific Rim countries, where it became known as the 'Vancouver Model.' -- foreward by Dr Soma Ganesan
"...explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience..."-- publisher.
Contents: Toledo, Ohio -- Hundred block rock -- A chance encounter -- Hotel of last resort -- Rat park -- Growing up radical -- Back alley -- Miami, Florida -- The killing field -- A drug-users union -- Out of harm's way -- From housing to harm reduction -- Childhood trauma and the science of addiction -- Raleigh, North Carolina -- A drug dealer finds activism -- Taking the fight to city hall -- Building allies -- Rewriting the brain for addiction -- The Vancouver agreement -- Boston, Massachusetts -- The hair salon -- Establishing Insite -- Opening day -- Consequences -- Seattle, Washington -- Drug user with a lawyer -- Protests across Canada -- Court battle -- Crossing a line -- Sacramento, California -- Prescription heroin -- "The assassination" -- Fentanyl arrives.
"To remedy means to heal, to cure, to set right, to make reparations. The Remedy invites writers and readers to imagine what we need to create healthy, resilient, and thriving LGBTQ communities. This anthology is a diverse collection of real-life stories from queer and trans people on their own health-care experiences and challenges, from gay men living with HIV who remember the systemic resistance to their health-care needs, to a lesbian couple dealing with the experience of cancer, to young trans people who struggle to find health-care providers who treat them with dignity and respect. The book also includes essays by health-care providers, activists, and leaders, with something to say about the challenges, politics, and opportunities surrounding LGBTQ health issues. Both exceptionally moving and an incendiary call-to-arms, The Remedy is a must-read for anyone--gay, straight, trans, and otherwise--passionately concerned about the right to proper health care for all. Contributors include Amber Dawn, Sinclair Sexsmith, Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Kara Sievewright, Kelli Dunham, and many more."
Introduction: Why Queer and Trans Stories Matter / Zena Sharman
call in sick / Vivek Shraya
Name Game: Being Seen in My Entirety / Kyle Taylor-Shaughnessy
Unlearning: Improving Trans Care by Reorienting Medical and Nursing Discourse / Soma Navidson
Navigating This Life as a Black Intersex Man / Sean Saifa Wall
Confessions of a Gender Specialist / Sand C. Chang
Read This Before Your Next Clinical Visit: Cheap Advice for Frequent Patients / Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco
Queer and Trans Health Innovation Profile: The Q Card Project (Seattle, Washington)
Using Medical Education to Advance Health of LGBT Individuals / Kristen L. Eckstrand
Health as a Spiritual Practice: Or, Please Don't Call Me "Lady" / Sinclair Sexsmith
Our Caregiving, Ourselves / Kelli Dunham
Queer in Common Country / Kara Sievewright
NIRKwUSCIN / Chase Willier
Journey Towards Safety / Ahmed Danny Ramadan
Queer and Trans Health Innovation Profile: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services LGBTQ+ Newcomer Initiatives (Toronto, Ontario)
Sex Work Solidarity as Healing: in four parts / Amber Dawn
Disclosure of Specialization: A QPOC Therapist's Questions about Embodied Mirroring and Mentoring / Keiko Lane
Trans Grit / Cooper Lee Bombardier
Queer and Trans Health Innovation Profile: The Trans Buddy Program (Nashville, Tennessee)
Rivers of Our Lives: Stigma and Dislocations as Part of Life Course / Craig Barron
Sick of it: One patient's adventures in heteronormativity / Caitlin Crawshaw
Remedial Asexuality: Sexualnormativity in Health Care / A. K. Morrissey
Five Things Providers Need to Know about Bisexual People / Margaret Robinson
Queer and Trans Health Innovation Profile: The Affirmations Deck (Toronto, Ontario)
Breaking Down Barriers: A Journey to Increase Collaboration and Understanding Between LGBT2-SQ and Medical Communities / Rita O'Link
baby escape plan two / J Wallace Skelton
Mind Your Words / Xeph Kalma
Queer and Trans Health Innovation Profile: The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (Vancouver, BC)
We Don't Have to Numb Out to Be Out / Sailor Holladay
Depathologizing Trans / Eli Erlick
Through the Body / Fayza Bundalli
healing exchanges: the necessity of beloved community for queer survivors of colour / Ariel Estrella
Not a Liability: On Trauma-Informed Care and Community Acupuncture / Lisa Baird
Listen / Sossity Chiricuzio
Waiting on Information from Doctors / Esther McPhee.
Draws connections among the new care-delivery models, the components of population health management, and the types of health IT that are required to support those components. The key concept that ties all of this together is that PHM requires a high degree of automation to reach everyone in a population, engage those patients in self-care, and maximize the chance that they will receive the proper preventive, chronic, and acute care.
Section 1: New Delivery Models -- 1 Population Health Management -- 2 Accountable Care Organizations -- 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes -- Section 2: How to Get There -- 4 Clinically Integrated Networks -- 5 Meaningful Use and Population Health Management -- 6 Data Infrastructure -- 7 Predictive Modeling -- 8 Automation Solutions and the ROI of Change -- Section 3: Implementing Change -- 9 Care Coordination --10 Lean Care Management -- 11 Patient Engagement -- 12 Automated Post-Discharge Care -- 13 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health -- 14 Cognitive Computing: The Future of Population Health Management
Diagnostic testing -- Blood studies : hematology and coagulation -- Urine studies -- Stool studies -- Cerebrospinal fluid studies -- Chemistry studies -- Microbiologic studies -- Immunodiagnostic studies -- Nuclear medicine studies -- X-ray studies -- Cytologic, histologic, and genetic studies -- Endoscopic studies -- Ultrasound studies -- Pulmonary function, arterial blood gases (abgs), and electrolyte studies -- Prenatal diagnosis and tests of fetal well-being -- Special diagnostic, special specimen collection, and postmortem studies. -- App. A. Standard precautions for prevention and control of infection -- App. B. Guidelines for specimen transport and storage -- App. C. Vitamins in human nutrition -- App. D. Minerals in human nutrition -- App. E. Effects of drugs on laboratory tests (blood, "whole" plasma, serum, stool, and urine)