Hi there, Doctor. I know you are tired. I know you work long hours and you don’t have enough time to get all the things done you need to. There is so much expected of you every day. You are expected not only to be a brilliant scientist who knows every body system down to the...Read More
I recently worked with a few transgender patients and I realized how much I have to learn about providing a safe and caring health care environment and experience for the trans community. My colleagues and I have great intentions, but sometimes good intentions are not enough....Read More
I have been working with my mentors the last few years on a new health care framework called Empathetic Partnership. It’s for all helping professionals and is meant to be a tool to help providers create safe and effective partnerships with patients or clients. It’s a...Read More
The following is a beautiful post written by my good friend Melissa M. Wilcox. She is a survivor of IPV (intimate partner violence). For too many years she was silenced. But she is now standing up and speaking out to share her story. This post is written from her perspective as...Read More
Here’s what I’ve already learned from the inspiring and scientifically-based work of Kelly McGonigal, PhD: what it means to say yes to my goals, to understand that I do have the power to change things in my life, and how stress can actually work with me instead of...Read More
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The We Belong Project is a resource for sexual minority women and for health care providers.
My name is Niki Flemmer, and I started this project because, as both a sexual minority woman interacting with health care and as a health care provider myself, I became acutely aware of how much improvement we need in […]
A WSW (woman who has sex with women) or a sexual minority woman is a woman who is not exclusively heterosexual in either her expression of her sexuality or her sexual identity. Many people, including health care providers, may call WSW “lesbians”. However, not every WSW identifies herself as a “lesbian” and so using the […]
Cultural Safety. When I heard that term for the first time, I thought it was confusing. And had nothing to do with me, being a white female woman, born and raised in America. I soon learned it has everything to do with me. And you. And all of us.
We all have our own culture. […]