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In Our Own Voice

In the cycle of commentary that follows mass shootings in the United States, calls for increased mental health services nearly always surface. It’s hard to refute the need for supporting those with mental illness, and it’s certainly easier than navigating more »

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The Face of Alzheimer’s

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, the Ann W. Caldwell President’s Lecture featured Greg O’Brien, a patient with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and his team of family and clinicians. After describing their perspective on caring for someone with dementia, the panel answered more »

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Voyage to Pluto

When Greg O’Brien started out as an investigative reporter, he would tell his sources they were going to “Pluto” when he wanted to have an off-the-record conversation. Now that he contends with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Greg still finds the Pluto more »

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Dementia With Dignity

This year’s Schwartz Center Educational Rounds will focus on caring for patients with dementia. The theme sprung from a common reading assignment given to all incoming entry-level graduate students as an introduction to the IMPACT Practice curriculum. Still Alice is more »

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Caring for a High-Profile Patient


During this year’s Interprofessional Rounds, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor described how the media requested an interview during her stay at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Not all the survivors wanted to share their stories so publicly, but our speaker did. So, more »

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Caring for the Perpetrators of Trauma

The Schwartz Center Educational Rounds highlight the human side of clinical care by focusing on how providers can sustain their compassion. Sometimes, though, a clinician can find it difficult to muster compassion for a patient. In the rounds on February more »

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Interprofessional Rounds: Healing Trauma

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On Thursday, January 17, 2014, second-year students in the entry-level graduate programs gathered at Bunker Hill Community College for the Interprofessional Rounds. All year in the Schwartz Center Educational Rounds, students and faculty have been exploring the theme of healing trauma. more »

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Compassionate Care


As a health-care lawyer and son of a physician, Ken Schwartz thought he understood how care delivery worked. When he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in 1994, however, he unexpectedly gained a new perspective–that of a patient. He underwent more »

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