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March 24, 2017

When It Comes to Death, You Want General Lee, Not General Custer

A great quote from Atul Gawande Being Mortal. "Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And, in a war that you cannot win, you don't want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation." "You don't want Cus...
March 24, 2017

When It Comes to Death, You Want General Lee, Not General Custer

A great quote from Atul Gawande Being Mortal. "Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And, in a war that you cannot win, you don't want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation." "You don't want Cus...
March 24, 2017

When It Comes to Death, You Want General Lee, Not General Custer

A great quote from Atul Gawande Being Mortal. "Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And, in a war that you cannot win, you don't want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation." "You don't want Cus...
March 23, 2017

MCDES - Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds

The Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES) is producing an all-day conference on May 5, 2017: "Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds."

Objectives

  • Describe moral injury and related mental health traumas, e.g., PTSD.
  • Describe how forms of oppression relate to moral injury.
  • Identify and list resources, methods, and strategiesfor recovery through the arts, spiritual counseling, training, storytelling, and ritual processes.
  • Describe public lamentation for processing certain aspects of moral injury such as feelings of sorrow, betrayal, isolation, regret, and shame.
  • List strategies for educating and involving community organizations in working with those struggling with moral injury.
  • Identify and list strategies for turning greater national attention to moral injury and its impacts on physical and mental health in the larger society.


Schedule

What Moral Injury Is & What It Is Not
◆ Different Definitions of Moral Injury
◆ PTSD & Moral Injury
◆ How it is Part of Many Kinds of Trauma
◆ Dimensions of Loss & Grief in Moral Injury
◆ How Perpetrator-Victim Framing Relates to Moral Responsibility for Harm

The Places & People Impacted by Moral Injury 
◆ Moral Injury in Caregivers
◆ Oppression as Context for Inescapable Moral Injury
◆ Thinking about Suffering in Relation to Moral Injury
◆ Individual & Collective Forms

Strategies for Individual & Community Recovery
◆ Individual Strategies for Recovery.
◆ Relational Strategies for Recovery
◆ Community Strategies for Recovery
◆ Arts, Animals, Public Service

Religion & the Big Meaning Picture & Moral Injury
◆ Larger Implications of Understanding Moral Injury in Society
◆ How to Address Moral Injury in Organizations & Communities
◆ Ritual, Religion, & Benevolent Moral Authorities
◆ Restoration of Hope & Human Flourishing

March 23, 2017

MCDES - Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds

The Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES) is producing an all-day conference on May 5, 2017: "Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds."

Objectives

  • Describe moral injury and related mental health traumas, e.g., PTSD.
  • Describe how forms of oppression relate to moral injury.
  • Identify and list resources, methods, and strategiesfor recovery through the arts, spiritual counseling, training, storytelling, and ritual processes.
  • Describe public lamentation for processing certain aspects of moral injury such as feelings of sorrow, betrayal, isolation, regret, and shame.
  • List strategies for educating and involving community organizations in working with those struggling with moral injury.
  • Identify and list strategies for turning greater national attention to moral injury and its impacts on physical and mental health in the larger society.


Schedule

What Moral Injury Is & What It Is Not
◆ Different Definitions of Moral Injury
◆ PTSD & Moral Injury
◆ How it is Part of Many Kinds of Trauma
◆ Dimensions of Loss & Grief in Moral Injury
◆ How Perpetrator-Victim Framing Relates to Moral Responsibility for Harm

The Places & People Impacted by Moral Injury 
◆ Moral Injury in Caregivers
◆ Oppression as Context for Inescapable Moral Injury
◆ Thinking about Suffering in Relation to Moral Injury
◆ Individual & Collective Forms

Strategies for Individual & Community Recovery
◆ Individual Strategies for Recovery.
◆ Relational Strategies for Recovery
◆ Community Strategies for Recovery
◆ Arts, Animals, Public Service

Religion & the Big Meaning Picture & Moral Injury
◆ Larger Implications of Understanding Moral Injury in Society
◆ How to Address Moral Injury in Organizations & Communities
◆ Ritual, Religion, & Benevolent Moral Authorities
◆ Restoration of Hope & Human Flourishing

March 23, 2017

MCDES - Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds

The Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES) is producing an all-day conference on May 5, 2017: "Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds."

Objectives

  • Describe moral injury and related mental health traumas, e.g., PTSD.
  • Describe how forms of oppression relate to moral injury.
  • Identify and list resources, methods, and strategiesfor recovery through the arts, spiritual counseling, training, storytelling, and ritual processes.
  • Describe public lamentation for processing certain aspects of moral injury such as feelings of sorrow, betrayal, isolation, regret, and shame.
  • List strategies for educating and involving community organizations in working with those struggling with moral injury.
  • Identify and list strategies for turning greater national attention to moral injury and its impacts on physical and mental health in the larger society.


Schedule

What Moral Injury Is & What It Is Not
◆ Different Definitions of Moral Injury
◆ PTSD & Moral Injury
◆ How it is Part of Many Kinds of Trauma
◆ Dimensions of Loss & Grief in Moral Injury
◆ How Perpetrator-Victim Framing Relates to Moral Responsibility for Harm

The Places & People Impacted by Moral Injury 
◆ Moral Injury in Caregivers
◆ Oppression as Context for Inescapable Moral Injury
◆ Thinking about Suffering in Relation to Moral Injury
◆ Individual & Collective Forms

Strategies for Individual & Community Recovery
◆ Individual Strategies for Recovery.
◆ Relational Strategies for Recovery
◆ Community Strategies for Recovery
◆ Arts, Animals, Public Service

Religion & the Big Meaning Picture & Moral Injury
◆ Larger Implications of Understanding Moral Injury in Society
◆ How to Address Moral Injury in Organizations & Communities
◆ Ritual, Religion, & Benevolent Moral Authorities
◆ Restoration of Hope & Human Flourishing

March 23, 2017

Reading Lolita in Residency

Howard Trachtman, MD Department of Pediatrics NYU School of Medicine Throughout history, reading books has often been viewed with deep suspicion by figures in authority. The Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publically burned thousands of objects including books on February 7, 1497 in Florence, Italy, an infamous episode that […]
March 23, 2017

Conscience Based Objection in Healthcare and Limiting Patient Liberty- Arizona Gives Broad Right

Governor Ducey The Arizona Legislature has just passed a bill that permits healthcare providers to refuse patient-requested end-of-life treatment.  On March 22, S.B. 1439 was sent to Governor.   The bill provides in part: "A health care ...
March 22, 2017

Government, More or Less: Overcoming Legacy Barriers to Behavioral Health Integration

Join us at Mitchell Hamline for this CLE presentation and discussion on March 30.
March 22, 2017

Texas Considers Letting Doctors Lie to Patients

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Texas Senate just passed a new bill (SB 25) that would shield doctors from a lawsuit if a baby is born with a disability even if the doctor knew of the concern and chose not to tell the parents.…