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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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Prenatal Office
By: jmclaurin, Jan. 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH is MCN’s Specialist in Child & Migrant Health and Bioethics. She is a member of the Washington State Department of Health Anencephaly Advisory Committee. The committee works alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  to better understand the increased rate of anencephaly recently observed in Washington State. Dr. McLaurin will... Read More
Photo Exhibit Reception
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 16, 2015
Update: This blog post is republished from its original posting on October 10, 2014.On September 18, over 100 people packed into Salisbury University’s Downtown Art Gallery in Maryland to view a unique photojournalism exhibit that revealed the untold stories of the often invisible immigrant population on Maryland’s eastern shore.  The exhibit featured photos of local immigrants and migrants... Read More
Visual Pages
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 6, 2015
This week, after months of hard work, we launched the new version of the MCN website. The improved functionality, and its new design and navigation will assist us in our important work to provide peer support, resources, innovative programs, and quality education to clinicians on the front line. Here are some of our favorite features of the new website:1. On the go: The new website is useable on... Read More
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 18, 2014
On Wednesday, Ed Zuroweste, MD, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, led an hour-long webinar entitled “Lessons From the Ebola Crisis: Global Health At Your Doorstep.” Twenty-three days earlier, Dr. Zuroweste returned from Africa, where he worked for several weeks with the World Health Organization to train clinicians to combat Ebola. The webinar focuses on how cultural practices, stigmas, and fears... Read More
Food Chains poster
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 25, 2014
Just in time for Thanksgiving week, a new movie about food justice called Food Chains came out this past Friday and chronicles the battle of southern Florida tomato pickers to secure fair wages and to improve working conditions through their Fair Food program. The movie also covers the discovery of exploitation of Florida farmworkers through slavery rings in which farm owners have been found to... Read More
Sierra Leone
By: Edward Zuroweste, Nov. 21, 2014
Editor’s Note: MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ed Zuroweste is in West Africa to provide trainings to incoming clinicians on properly treating Ebola at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs).  This is Ed’s second journey to Africa to assist in training clinicians on emergency response. This time, he is stationed in Guinea and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. His weeks there are... Read More
Thanksgiving
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 20, 2014
As Thanksgiving week approaches, more and more attention has been given to the upcoming feast. But what about the leftovers? Over at NPR in association with Harvest Public Media, a series on food waste sums up what many of us already know: we waste too much food. As much as 40% of all food is wasted, according to Harvest Public Media, who wrote:Food waste is the single-largest source of waste in... Read More
Ed in West Africa
By: Edward Zuroweste, Nov. 17, 2014
Editor’s Note: MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ed Zuroweste is in West Africa to provide trainings to incoming clinicians on properly treating Ebola at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs).  This is Ed’s second journey to Africa to assist in training clinicians on emergency response. This time, he is stationed in Guinea and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. His weeks there are... Read More
Global Health Nursing
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 14, 2014
Nurses providing care to diverse populations around the world are highlighted in the newly published Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field. The book provides firsthand accounts of the challenges and rewards of providing high-quality care in often less-than-ideal clinical settings, and in sometimes dangerous political situations, around the globe.Candace Kugel, FNP, CMN, MCN’s... Read More
Patient Inclusion at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health
By: Deliana Garcia, Nov. 5, 2014
Editor’s Note: This week, Del Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects, Research and Development is in Barcelona, attending the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, sponsored by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The five-day conference features over 150 sessions with presenters from 65 countries. Here is Del’s description of the final plenary in this... Read More