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The Long-Standing Call for Stronger Mental Health Systems

“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”

  • 12/23/2020
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Being Away From Ailing Loved Ones

I asked Jane Whitlock, an end-of-life doula who has led workshops for Minnesota Women’s Press, to offer suggestions on how families can grieve physical separation from loved ones.

  • 04/10/2020
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Healthy Self, Healthy Planet

The moment we say, ‘we don’t need this bug, we don’t need this plant,’ the system starts to weaken. If this happens again and again, the system collapses. Every time we have excluded a person or group of people, it has been at our own peril. We will have a viable future only when diverse knowledge, skills, attitudes, and cultural understanding are brought to the table.

  • 09/25/2019
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Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems

For many years I have watched my maternal grandparents in Japan, and my paternal grandmother in the United States, receive

  • 04/01/2019
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Helping My Mother Die

In March 2017, my sisters and I gathered in my mom’s bedroom as her pacemaker was deactivated by a hospice

  • 04/01/2019
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The Song of Life

As a board-certified music therapist for 12 years, I have practiced almost exclusively in hospice care. Music can help the

  • 04/01/2019
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Broken System

The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota Elder abuse complaints to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility

  • 04/01/2019
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Protecting Patients and Their Caregivers

For Robin Henderson, the best part of being a nurse is interacting with patients. But her time with them is

  • 05/01/2018
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Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018
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Culturally competent midwifery

Jennifer Almanza has become the midwife she once looked for. “Our womb as female is connected to an entire line, an entire collective female body.”

  • 08/01/2017

Unwavering

Cheryl Robertson has spent three decades working as a public health nurse in countries ripped apart by war, trauma and displacement, and she’s not about to stop

  • 04/01/2017
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Humanitarian entrepreneur: Mary Tjosvold

On the surface, “community activist” and “businesswoman” could seem like separate career paths. One could imagine the activist as wildly

  • 09/01/2016