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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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ABSTRACT | The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of and begin to build an open dialogue regarding nurse suicide. Recent exposure to nurse suicide raised our awareness and concern, but it was disarming to find no organization-specific, local, state, o ...
Authors: Judy Davidson, Janet Mendis, Amy R. Stuck, Gianni DeMichele, and Sidney Zisook
January 08, 2018
Racism affects health through both direct means (for example, the chronic activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and associated stress hormones, which increases susceptibility to several chronic conditions ) and indirect means (for example, t ...
Authors: Chris Kabel
November 27, 2017
Abstract | Businesses are gaining a greater understanding of the effect that employee health and the health of the communities in which businesses reside has on their success. No matter the size, type, or location of a business, many of them are proactively lo ...
Authors: Sara Zellner and Lawrence Bowdish
November 06, 2017
Abstract | Accountable health initiatives, most commonly referred to as accountable communities for health (ACHs), have been implemented nationwide in response to or as a result of contributions from state innovation model grants and community transformation g ...
Authors: Marie Mongeon, Jeffrey Levi, and Janet Heinrich
November 06, 2017
Introduction We are in the midst of a transformation of our health care system. The shift from volume to value and the corresponding changes in payment models necessitate an evolution in focus from the acute medical needs of an individual to a more holistic vi ...
Authors: Daniella Gratale and Debbie Chang
October 30, 2017
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