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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
Fair Trade Month
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 31, 2014
October is not just a big, long prelude to Halloween night; it’s also Fair Trade Month, when we celebrate the movement to provide third-world farmers and farmworkers a fair wage and safe working conditions through our purchases. Additionally, October is the start of the cocoa harvest in West Africa, the region that grows most of the world’s cocoa, some of which will likely end up in your child’s... Read More
Union World Conference
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 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 a short update on Del’s presentation on the... Read More
Union World Conference on Lung Health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 28, 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 a short update on Del’s impressions from... Read More
By: Edward Zuroweste, Oct. 10, 2014
In light of the recent mishandling of a patient with Ebola virus in Dallas, Texas, MCN has been discussing internally the importance of communication between each patient’s care team. Such issues greatly affect migrant clinicians, where language and cultural differences may create additional communication barriers. Please see the first part of this two-part posting to hear more about... Read More
By: Charlotte McCann, Oct. 9, 2014
The stories of unaccompanied children crossing the US/Mexico border have faded some from the headlines but not from the hearts and minds of caring clinicians. Marsha Griffin, MD, offers a stark reminder as she recounts experiences of some of these children in Doctors With Borders.Dr. Griffin is a pediatrician at Brownsville Community Health Center in Brownsville, TX, and lead author of “... Read More
Electronic Health Record
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 8, 2014
EDIT: MCN is saddened to hear Thomas Duncan has passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.On September 25, Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with an unspecified illness. During the intake interview with the nurse, he noted that he had recently returned from Liberia, the country at the epicenter of the Ebola virus, which has... Read More
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