Tag Archives: health care

Race and medicine

In Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, author Dr. Damon Tweedy explores issues such as bias in medicine, the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients. On Mar. 28 … Continue reading

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Immigration and the right to healthcare

Beatrix Hoffman, a historian of the U.S. health care system, will present “Immigration and the Right to Healthcare” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. She is the author of the books, The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, whose humanitarian work was recounted in the Tracy Kidder book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, will participate in “A Conversation with Paul Farmer” Feb. 27 at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Reflections of a street doctor

Dr. James O’Connell, a founding physician and president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), will speak at BC on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. BHCHP, the nation’s first medical respite program for … Continue reading

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Caring for women in regions affected by war

Nurse-midwife Linda Robinson, a Boston College alumna whose work has taken her across the globe, will present “Nurse-Midwifery Care to Women in Areas Affected by War: Addressing Global Public Health,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 210. Robinson … Continue reading

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All about the Affordable Care Act

As the enrollment phase continues for the Affordable Care Act,  a new book is coming out this month to help health care and legal professionals decipher what the law says, how it works, and what it requires. Health Care Reform: … Continue reading

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Book review: Over the Waterfall

Founders Professor of Theology James F. Keenan, S.J., has written a book review in America magazine of Over the Waterfall by fellow moral theologian Marilyn Martone, which details her journey caring and advocating for her brain-injured daughter. “The wisdom in … Continue reading

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