The Value of Cultural Exchange in Health Care
August 1, 2023
On a Tuesday in February 2002, a happy little boy left home for school. Two hours later, he started feeling unwell, and his parents were called to pick him up. The next day, he insisted on going back...
Experts Say Racism a Too-common Factor in Care, and Offer Fixes
July 5, 2023
Saying that structural racism permeates more clinical situations than hospitalists are typically aware of, a panel of speakers at SHM Converge in March offered a framework that physicians can use to...
Everyone Deserves to Belong
June 1, 2023
This month’s magazine focuses on the challenges faced by our colleagues and patients from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and more (LGBTQIA+)...
LGBTQIA+ Hospitalists Find Their Comfort Zones
June 1, 2023
Hospitalists who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other (LGBTQIA+) community have had an array of experiences, both in medical school and...
June 1, 2023
Dr. O’Toole Hospitalists are in a unique position to be allies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other (LGBTQIA+) community because they’re on the...
How SHM’s DEI Committee Came to Be
April 3, 2023
“First, do no harm.” This is the oath we take as health care providers when we enter the medical profession. And, while previously thought of as an “add-on” to research, medical education,...
Better Ways to Handle LGBTQIA+ Matters
November 1, 2022
Let’s say—said Angela Kade Goepferd, MD (they/she), medical director of the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis—that a 12-year-old...
Underrepresentation of Dermatologic Conditions in POC
September 23, 2022
PHM Session: Dermatologic Disease Presentations, Skin Color, and Disparities in Medical Care Presenters: Deawodi Ladzekpo, MD, and Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,...
Juggling Medical School, DEI, and Volunteering are All in a Day’s Work for This Med Student
September 1, 2022
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are three words that, rightfully, get bandied around more and more frequently. The Society of Hospital Medicine does more than bandy the words around. In support of...
Becoming an Ally for Gender Equity in Medicine
July 1, 2022
Presenters: Jennifer O’Toole, MD, MEd, SFHM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati While there have been strides in gender equity in the practice of medicine, there’s still a long way...