“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King Jr.
By Elisa Stroh, Tiffany Hope Collier, and Julie Fairman
With the recent grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Ferguson is again in the news. The protests and aftermath of the death of Brown have stimulated heated debates on civil rights, police brutality, and segregation/racism within Ferguson and the nation as a whole. Continue reading
Pictured: Kaci Hickox, nurse at the center of Ebola quarantine controversy (Photo: AP)
As a continuation of the themes explored on the recent Echoes and Evidence post Ebola, Epidemics, and Nursing Care, Penn Nursing‘s Connie Ulrich and Julie Fairman have co-authored a post for Philly.com’s The Public’s Health blog entitled “Ebola quarantines: nurses’ perspective.” Check it out here and follow Dr. Fairman on twitter @fairmanjulie.
By Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH
The fall of 1914, much like the fall of 2014, witnessed an urgent call for American nurses and doctors to join humanitarian missions involving diseases across the globe. Unprecedented modern warfare, not an unprecedented epidemic, was the cause of the crisis a hundred years ago.