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RAoM Consortiums support Interprofessional Leadership around specific topics.
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'According to his professional judgment:’ Birth Control, Abortion, and Physicians’ Rights before Roe v. Wade
In the early twentieth century, the use of birth control transformed from a robust commercial market for contraceptive devices that encouraged consumer choice to one that centered physician expertise and the doctor-patient relationship. This transformation shaped the future of reproductive rights for women in ways that reverberate today, including the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Bringing together multi-disciplinary and multi-system healthcare workers together to analyze cases and develop best practices
Learn how to develop practical strategies to use right away: Improve management of employment responsibilities, identify self care methods, and more
Workers providing health services face many challenges that can lead to work-related stress. The COVID-19 pandemic has also let to new and worsening mental health concerns, including compassion fatigue. An expert panel discusses positive steps that can be taken to prevent, and address the distress that can lead to this condition.
Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills.
Healthcare providers have shared stories of the support they feel from their animal family members especially in the stressful environment they have been facing during the pandemic. We’ve compiled some of the photos that have been shared by our healthcare heroes, and invite you to sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes enjoying a slideshow starring these fur babies!
June, 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of the first description of AIDS. Lessons from HIV/AIDS are pertinent to the COVID-19 response. Drs. Lawrence Chessin, Rae-Ellen Kavey, and William Valenti discuss the AIDS pandemic experience locally, as well as the similarities and differences between the 2 pandemics.
Thank you to Dr. Kavey for her contribution to RAoM's COVID-19 Archive, and for her book, "Viral Pandemics - From Smallpox to COVID-19"
Exploring the Historical Contributions of Blacks in Nursing
Robyn Hilliard, MSN, CMSRN, NEA-BC
(Interim Director of Nursing Practice and Policy,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Presented by the George Washington Corner Society
Disasters come in many different forms: hurricanes and storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and, of course, pandemics. The communities affected by disasters include those that respond to them such as the health care, emergency response and law enforcement communities. It is important to document the lessons learned from disasters to better prepare for future crises, and to care for ourselves and our communities in the face of disasters.
Kristen Bloom, RN
Director of Infection Prevention and Emergency Preparedness
UR Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY
Louis P. Rotkowitz, MD
Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine
Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY
Dominick Vincenti, LMSW
NYPD, FDNY, Retired
International Association of Fire Fighters
Things have changed rapidly with COVID-19, but vaccine hesitancy continues to be a problem in the Finger Lakes region. Tonight’s program will touch on the science behind the vaccines, the epidemiology of COVID-19 and communication skills for improving vaccine acceptance in diverse communities.
Dr. Marielena Velez de Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health
Monroe County, Rochester NY
Joined by panelists:
Dr. Paul Graman
Amy Hickey-Smith, LMSW
Dr. Deborah Stamps