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Thousands of clinicians sign letter vowing to dismantle racial injustice in health care

July 20, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

Rachael Bedard believes that doctors as a group haven’t taken responsibility for confronting racism in the nation. Given her longstanding interest in civil rights and racial justice, and in the wake of the latest police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in St. Paul, and Delrawn Small in Brooklyn, the palliative care fellow at Mt. Sinai Hospital knew she had to do something to raise the issue among her peers.

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Q&A: ‘We have to involve patients in decisionmaking’

by Modern Healthcare June 4, 2016 The Lown Institute is named after 95-year-old Dr. Bernard Lown, who helped develop the first widely used cardiac defibrillator in the 1950s and founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The institute in Brookline, Mass., champions his idea that […]

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