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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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As an obstetric resident I once took care of a young Native American woman who had been transported by helicopter from a remote rural community because she had been assaulted by her intoxicated partner. She was early in her third trimester, and the dama ...
Authors: Teshia G. Arambula Solomon, Felina M. Cordova, and Francisco Garcia
Tags: Children and Families, Coverage and Access, Food and Nutrition, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Mental Health and Substance Use, Population Health, Prevention, Social Determinants of Health, Womens Health
March 07, 2017
Introduction Participants and other stakeholders in today’s U.S. health care system are striving for the generation of new knowledge to guide care while at the same time they are also managing growing clinical and organizational complexity, directing considera ...
Authors: Richard Platt, Kathleen Blake, Patricia Franklin, J. Michael Gaziano, Robert Harrington, Adrian Hernandez, Rainu Kaushal, Andrew Masica, Janice Nevin, John Rumsfeld, and Marianne Hamilton Lopez
March 06, 2017
Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care
ABSTRACT | Patient and family engaged care (PFEC) is care planned, delivered, managed, and continuously improved in active partnership with patients and their families (or care partners as defined by the patient) to ensure integration of their health and healt ...
Authors: Susan B. Frampton, Sara Guastello, Libby Hoy, Mary Naylor, Sue Sheridan, and Michelle Johnston-Fleece
January 31, 2017
TW: suicide There are unique stressors faced by health professionals that begin during the educational process and continue throughout training and into practice. While stress is expected owing to the intense nature of the work in health are, the syste ...
Authors: Darla Spence Coffey, Kathrin Eliot, Elizabeth Goldblatt, Catherine Grus, Sandeep P. Kishore, Mary E. (Beth) Mancini, Richard Valachovic, and Patricia Hinton Walker
January 30, 2017
TW: suicide By January 1999, it rained, they say, for over 100 days in a row; Seattle has a reputation for precipitation, which I have to believe could lead to higher rates of seasonal affective disorder and the need for strong coffee. It was dur ...
Authors: Miguel Paniagua
January 30, 2017
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