• Native American Legislation
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    Native American Legislation

    American Indian Movement members, involved in “The Longest Walk,”march in Washington, D.C. to protest anti-Indian legislation and draw attention to their cause. A public health nurse treats an elderly Native American villager in remote southwestern Alaska. Thousands of natives receive health care at homes and clinics nationwide. A map of Georgia and Alabama in 1823, prior to the Indian Removal Act of 1838, which forced the Cherokee and Creek out of the Southeast and into the Indian Territories (modern Oklahoma) along the Trail of Tears. A Tuscarora Indian from near Niagara Falls, N.Y. protests a New York Supreme Court injunction which prevented members of the SiX Nations Indian Confederacy from…

  • Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine
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    Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine

    I’m going to talk to you today about the design of medical technology for low-resource settings. I study health systems in these countries. And one of the major gaps in care, almost across the board, is access to safe surgery. Now one of the major bottlenecks that we’ve found that’s sort of preventing both the access in the first place, and the safety of those surgeries that do happen, is anesthesia. And actually, it’s the model that we expect to work for delivering anesthesia in these environments. Here, we have a scene that you would find in any operating room across the US, or any other developed country. In the…

  • Obese Families in Crisis: The Intervention | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network
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    Obese Families in Crisis: The Intervention | The Oprah Winfrey Show | Oprah Winfrey Network

    OPRAH WINFREY, HOST: Today, all-new… YVONNE: Go and take a breath. You ready? WINFREY: A groundbreaking intervention — their weight is out of control. Sixteen teenagers confront it all. NICK: No. WINFREY: The anger … CHRISTIAN: You think that this is your fault. WINFREY: The pain … JESSICA: I just let myself down. JILLIAN: I hate my life. WINFREY: Their parents … MALE, TEEN: I’m angry that my dad divorced you. WINFREY: And themselves. STEPHANIE: I’d rather be dead than be overweight. WINFREY: What are you hungry for? Everything is on the table, next. WINFREY: The number one health concern of America’s children is not smoking. It is not drug…

  • How The Last Confederate Statues Will Create Conflict (HBO)
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    How The Last Confederate Statues Will Create Conflict (HBO)

    Charlottesville was quiet today. The white supremacists and counter protesters have mostly gone home, and UVA students won’t be arriving for fall semester until later this week. Things are still eerie here, but you do get a sense of solidarity from people walking around the mall downtown— even if they’re still in shock. What happened here has had an obvious impact across the country, and officials in other Southern states have begun making urgent calls to remove Confederate memorials before they become flashpoints of unrest and violence. In Durham, authorities are considering criminal vandalism charges against activists who took matters into their own hands on Monday and took down a…

  • Are there universal expressions of emotion? – Sophie Zadeh
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    Are there universal expressions of emotion? – Sophie Zadeh

    The 40 or so muscles in the human face can be activated in different combinations to create thousands of expressions. But do these expressions look the same and communicate the same meaning around the world, regardless of culture? Is one person’s smile another’s grimace? Charles Darwin theorized that emotional expression was a common human feature. But he was in the minority. Until the mid-20th century, many researchers believed that the specific ways we show emotion were learned behaviors that varied across cultures. Personality theorist Silvan Tomkins was one of the few to insist otherwise. Tomkins claimed that certain affects— emotional states and their associated facial expressions— were universal. In the…

  • Fundies F18 Culture Diversity, Sexuality, Legal, Ethical
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    Fundies F18 Culture Diversity, Sexuality, Legal, Ethical

    Hello and welcome to the unit 6 lecture on culture, diversity, sexuality, and ethical issues in the health care setting. So the US Census predicts that by 2050 the Hispanic and Asian Population will have both tripled, the black population almost doubled, and the Caucasian will barely hold its own. The u.s Is rapidly becoming more racially diverse. As nurses, we must be prepared to meet the needs of clients from various cultures and backgrounds. It’s important for nurses to understand how culture affects behavior so we can provide both culturally competent and holistic care to our patients. There’s several learning objectives for this unit. There’s a link to them…

  • Tennessee Capitol Report – February 26, 2017
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    Tennessee Capitol Report – February 26, 2017

    (male announcer) Tennessee Capitol Report is made possible in part by a grant from BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee. (male narrator) Some games aren’t played for glory. Some are played for more important reasons. That’s why we partner with schools to re-energize physical education and shape the state. [string music] (male announcer) With additional support from the following members of the Tennessee Credit Union League. [theme music] – Welcome to Tennessee Capitol Report. I’m your host, Chip Hoback. The 110th General Assembly is running full speed now with over 1,400 bills filed by the February 9 deadline. But the work is just beginning with committees and sub-committees now meeting to…

  • The emergence of universal consciousness: Brendan Hughes at TEDxPretoria
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    The emergence of universal consciousness: Brendan Hughes at TEDxPretoria

    Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Maria K. Good afternoon everybody. I’m going to speak on the emergence of universal consciousness. Now, admittedly, that’s a controversial topic. And it’s a controversial topic because so far universal consciousness has not been scientifically proven to be true. But this conception that things need to be scientifically proven in order for them to be true is itself false. And that’s neatly demonstrated each and every time scientists discover something new, something that we didn’t know before. Most recently, scientists are finding evidence for the Higgs boson. But if it’s true that it exists, then it means it’s existed for millions and millions of years, it’s…

  • Aspen Ideas Offstage: ‘Confederate Flag is a Swastika to African Americans’
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    Aspen Ideas Offstage: ‘Confederate Flag is a Swastika to African Americans’

    Race and racism are two such thorny problems because the way you solve it requires trust. Hi, I’m Jonathan Capehart, Opinion writer for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor. When African-Americans see the Confederate flag, quite frankly, they see a swastika. I mean, there’s nothing that curdles the blood of an African American than seeing that flag and during the budget crisis, when the government shut down, there were people protesting at war memorials around Washington and they made their way to the front of the White House. One man unfurled a Confederate flag in front of the White House. and I felt compelled to write about that and to…

  • Trump vs. The Constitution
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    Trump vs. The Constitution

    Here’s what else is on my radar this week the President and the Constitution again in nearly three years in office President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress separated families and incarcerated children at the texas-mexico border in defiance of a federal court order pulled 1000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitating war against civilians there and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war he has also criminally obstructed a Department of Justice investigation of himself but escaped prosecution because of the intercession of an attorney general more loyal to him than…