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Archive for January 2009

Leadership Reader

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Today, for the 2nd installment of the Leadership Reader, I wanted to highlight a book about money. Many of you have talked with me about the challenges of funding your programs and the need to explore new ways to bring in operating dollars. Grants are always a good avenue to pursue, but they often come with serious restrictions on how the money can be used. Fundraising, on the otherhand, allows you much more freedom and flexibility in alotting those dollars to areas grants often don’t cover, like general operating funds or travel for education and conferences.

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January 31, 2009 at 10:01 am

Elder Abuse

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Nurse.com is offering 1 CEU for their offering Elder Abuse: Mistreatment of Older Americans on the Rise. Cost of the course is $10 and is in the standard article-posttest format.

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January 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

VAWNet Online Learning Tools

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VAWNet, one of the great sources for information on violence against women, has just published their collection of online learning tools. There is a wealth of offerings here, ranging from videos to podcasts to slide presentations. The vast majority are not specific to healthcare, but there’s great multidisciplinary information here on a spectrum of issues related to trafficking and sexual and intimate partner violence (including several I have already featured or are in my queu). If you aren’t already acquianted with the site, this is the perfect opportunity.

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January 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Physical and Sexual Assault of Women with Disabilities

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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery’s Center for Injury Research and Control has a series of Grand Rounds in webinar format archived on their site. One of the grand rounds from last November is Dr. Cari Casteel’s presentation: National Study of Physical and Sexual Assault of Women with Disabilities.

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Written by Jenifer

January 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

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The National Judicial Education Program, part of Legal Momentum, has an online course for judges: “Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: Adjudicating This Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases”. Although it is clearly geared toward legal professionals, it has some great information that would be beneficial to several different disciplines. According to the website, the course provides current interdisciplinary research from law, medicine and the social sciences that is applicable to judicial decision-making and case management. The site can be treated as a course or as a resource to be consulted as needed.

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Written by Jenifer

January 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has published a series of podcasts on HIV. This offering is a 2-part series on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Each podcast is 58 minutes long and free to access. However, you will need iTunes to access them and the process is a bit clunky:

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Written by Jenifer

January 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Child Abuse Evaluation Guidelines

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In the Summer of 2007 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines for accurately evaluating and diagnosing children appearing to have been physically abused. While this information is not new per se, Medscape is still offering a CE unit on the guidelines (for nurses and physicians), valid until June 10, 2009.

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Written by Jenifer

January 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm