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Envisioning a transdisciplinary university.
Achieving social and economic growth requires collaboration, especially in global health. If universities are to improve health globally, they will need to train students and to support faculty who can effectively collaborate with those from other disciplines and cultures. © 2014 American Society o...
Towards defining interprofessional competencies for global health education: drawing on educational frameworks and the experience of the UW-...
The experience and lessons to date from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute's global health programs, considered together with more recently published competency frameworks related to global health practice, can provide important insights into the development of a core set of...
PTSD in active combat soldiers: to treat or not to treat.
We consider ethical issues related to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat zones, via exposure therapy. Exposure-oriented interventions are the most well-researched behavioral treatments for PTSD, and rigorous studies across contexts, populations, and research groups provi...
Active shooters in health care settings: prevention and response through law and policy.
The challenge of informed consent and return of results in translational genomics: empirical analysis and recommendations.
We offer recommendations. © 2014 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc....
All together now: developing a team skills competency domain for global health education.
Global health is by definition and necessity a collaborative field; one that requires diverse professionals to address the clinical, biological, social, and political factors that contribute to the health of communities, regions, and nations. While much work has been done in recent years to define t...
Caring for elder parents: a comparative evaluation of family leave laws.
We find that the U.S. has the least generous family leave laws among the nine OECD countries. With the exception of two states (California and New Jersey), the U.S. federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides no right to paid family leave for eldercare. We survey the current evidence from the...
Human rights and maternal health: exploring the effectiveness of the Alyne decision.
This article explores the effectiveness of the decision of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in the case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (deceased) v. Brazil, concerning a poor, Afro-Brazilian woman. This is the first decision of an international human rights treat...
Reconsidering the legality of cigarette smoking advertisements on television public health and the law.
Television advertisements depicting the use of electronic cigarettes have recently exposed minors to images of smoking behaviors. While these advertisements are currently legal, existing laws should be interpreted or expanded to ban the commercial depiction of smoking behaviors with any product that...