Mindful Medicine Recap: Issues in LGBT Geriatric Healthcare

Many thanks to Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, Dr. Noelle Marie JavierDr. Laura KellyDr. Rosanne Leipzig, and all who attended the Levy Library’s most recent Mindful Medicine workshop on Issues in LGBT Healthcare.

Rabbi Jo Hirschmann facilitates a break-out case study exercise.

What issues do LGBT individuals face as they age?  How does the stress of homophobia and transphobia exacerbate aging and contribute to “re-closeting” and “de-transitioning?” How can spiritual care perspectives inform the work of healthcare professionals in treating aging LGBT patients?

These are just a few of the issues that were considered in this workshop, along with a break-out case study exercise in which participants were able to apply these concerns to a specific scenario for further conversation.

Dr. Laura Kelly presents research on the challenges of aging among older LGBT adults.

Dr. Noelle Marie Javier speaks about minority stress and its relation to LGBT healthcare.

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New Scanners

New book & document scanners have arrived at the Levy Library! These touch-screen scanners can save your documents as a wide variety of file-types (PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG)—and send to a wide variety of destinations (email, smart phone, USB drives, Google Drive, and Dropbox). Find them located across from the Circulation Desk and let us know if you have any questions!

Retraction Watch Interview with Gali Halevi

Gali Halevi, Chief Director of Mount Sinai Health System Libraries and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, was recently interviewed by Retraction Watch, an initiative of the Center for Scientific Integrity devoted to promoting transparency and integrity in science. The interview focuses on issues surrounding researchers citing retracted papers:

We’ve known for a while that too many researchers cite retracted papers. But in what context do those citations occur? Are some authors citing a retracted paper as an example of problematic findings, or do most citing authors treat the findings as legitimate, failing to realize they are no longer valid? 

Visit Retraction Watch to read the full interview.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Race & Gender Bias in Medicine

On April 28 from 3-6:00PM, join the Levy Library and partners, ISMMS WikiMed student group, and AfroCROWD (Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia) for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This session will focus on gaps in Wikipedia regarding race and gender inequalities in academic medicine and consumer health. Come learn from and be part of communities contributing to this highly-utilized open source of health information! This session will take place in Annenberg 12-01, 1468 Madison Avenue at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

 

Mindful Medicine: Issues in LGBT Geriatric Healthcare

Join us at the Levy Library on April 25th from 1:00-3:00PM for the next Mindful Medicine event: Issues in LGBT Geriatric Healthcare.

What issues do LGBT individuals face as they age? How does the stress of homophobia and transphobia exacerbate aging and contribute to “re-closeting” and “de-transitioning?” How can spiritual care perspectives inform the work of healthcare professionals in treating aging LGBT patients? In this workshop, attendees will hear from two clinicians and a spiritual care provider with expertise in working with LGBT patients who will address current research and best practices for working with an aging LGBT population. Speakers will include: Rabbi Jo HirschmannDr. Rosanne Leipzig, and Dr. Laura Kelly. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a case study exercise.

This course is certified for up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. Click here for more information and to register.

Tail Tuesdays

It’s April: the flowers are popping, the weather is warming, and Tail Tuesdays are back! Join Madison – the certified therapy dog – on April 18th from 12:00-1:00PM for your monthly installment of canine-happiness at the Levy Library.