NAM Perspectives are expert commentaries and discussion papers by leading voices in health and health care.
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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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Introduction Social determinants of health (SDoH) is a relatively new term in health care. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), SDoH are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the dis ...
Authors: Sanne Magnan
October 09, 2017
Climbing costs and lengthy time frames of clinical trials are significant bottlenecks in medical product development. Despite the fact that scientific discoveries yield many new possible targets for developing into therapies, the capacity and resources with wh ...
Authors: S. Claiborne Johnston, Freda Lewis-Hall, Arti Bajpai, Tracy Harmon Blumenfeld, Peter Goldschmidt, Greg Koski, Grace Lee, Roslyn Schneider, Pamela Tenaerts, and Andrew Womack
October 09, 2017
Intersections of Accreditation Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice continue to gain momentum within the health sector. Recently, accreditors from multiple health professions have joined together to discuss their role and to set continu ...
Authors: Malcolm Cox, Ann Scott Blouin, Patricia Cuff, Miguel Paniagua, Susan Phillips, and Peter H. Vlasses
October 02, 2017
Public health is what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy. Although many sectors play key roles, governmental public health is an essential component. Recent stressors on public health are driving many local go ...
Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo, Y. Claire Wang, Andrea Harris, John Auerbach, Denise Koo, and Patrick O’Carroll
September 07, 2017
Introduction By Sandeep P. Kishore The NAM Perspectives paper “Breaking the Culture of Silence on Physician Suicide”  brought together four unique voices from surgery, nursing, medical training, and the clergy to consider what led Kaitlyn, a young medical s ...
Authors: Arthur Hengerer and Sandeep P. Kishore
August 28, 2017
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