An overview of the main socio-political determinants of health, based on Sumood’s coverage of various health areas from conflict settings in the Arab region
How do migrants with disabilities access healthcare services in Lebanon? what are the main barriers and possible solutions?
An overview of the situation of Bedouins in Palestine, and how political determinants play a crucial role in determining their access to healthcare.
Rasha Kaloti Discusses Killing Behind Bars: Medical Negligence Towards Palestinian Political Prisoners
A conversation with Milena Ansari, the International Advocacy Officer at Addameer Association, discussing the issue of medical negligence towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Smoking, Stigma, and Screening Previously on Screen the Lungs!, we have focused on several of the logistical barriers that many patients face in receiving screening and how to address them. In today’s blog, I will discuss a different side of making a decision to screen, focusing on the emotional […]
Brian Shim and Dr. Chris Lathan discuss engaging community-academic partnerships for lung cancer screening
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Creating Community-Academic Partnerships to Promote Lung Cancer Screening Previously on Screen the Lungs!, we’ve discussed many patient-level strategies to improve lung cancer screening initiatives. Today, I will focus on healthcare systems, and how systems from multiple levels can work together to improve screening outcomes. Developing and running a robust lung […]
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Advocating for Policy that Supports Lung Cancer Screening Today on Screen the Lungs!, we will brainstorm some of the policy approaches that cancer care and health equity advocates can adopt to bolster high-level federal support of lung cancer screening programs. We Need to Make Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Mandatory! […]
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Trust and Mistrust – the role of implicit bias and discrimination in medicine and cancer care Previously on Screen the Lungs!, we discussed the multi-level barriers to Lung Cancer Screening (LCS), as well as some of the challenges at the patient-to-provider level that can marginalize patients. One particularly pressing […]
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Patient Navigation – Drawing the map to better cancer care Previously on Screen the Lungs!, we discussed some of the challenges and barriers that cancer patients face in deciding whether lung cancer screening is right for them. In today’s discussion, I want to talk more about how we […]
Screen the Lungs! By Brian Shim Making the Decision to Screen: How can we make things easier for patients? Previously on Screen the Lungs!, we introduced some of the salient barriers that challenge lung cancer screening at the systems, provider, and patient levels. In this blog, I will discuss some of the challenges that patients […]