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1.

Changing Virginia's Mental Health Laws: Before and After the Virginia Tech Tragedy

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Richard J. Bonnie, L.L.B. (Chair, Supreme Court of Virginia's Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law, Professor of Psychiatric and Neurobehavioral Medicine, Director, University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Health, Hunton & Williams Research Professor, University of Virginia) opened the discussion by presenting the highlights found in the deficiences of the Virginia mental health system based on three major studies. James W. Stewart, III, M.S.W. (Ispector General for Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, Commonwealth of Virginia) addressed the "OIG investigation of April 16, 2007 critical incident at Virginia Tech." Stewart described the "Barriers to collection and intrepretation of [...]
DVD
2008
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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The Coming Pandemic: Is the U.S. Prepared?

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Mark A. Rothstein, J.D. (Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, and Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky) discussed the three historical examples of influenza (the 1918 Spanish flu, the 1957 Asian flu, and the 2003 SARS epidemic) and focused on prevention/preparation and control provided by health care providers and hospitals. Rothstein looked at facilities, staffing, finance, and other health care services. Lisa Kaplowitz, M.D. M.S.H.A. (Deputy Commissioner for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia) described the broad approach, planning, and testing that the state of Virginia has been investigating and designing.
DVD
2005
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Dissection, Deception, and Resurrection: Anatomical Instruction in Virginia in the 19th Century

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Jodi L. Koste, M.A. (Associate Professor, VCU Libraries; Archivist and Head, Resources and Operations, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia) described the history of anatomy instruction in schools of medicine in general and most specifically in the Commonwealth of Virginia during the nineteenth century. Highlighted were the Schools of Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the Medical Department of Hampden Sydney College (later established as the Medical College of Virginia) in Richmond, Virginia. Koste unearthed the use of unclaimed bodies as well as practices using illegal and unethical means for obtaining and transporting bodies for instruction. Persons such as Robley Dunglison, Augustus L. War [...]
DVDOnline
2008
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
4.

Healing Arts: In the Hospital, in the Hands

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Tina Mullen, M. F. A. (Director, Shands Arts in Medicine, Shands Healthcare at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida) presented the twenty year history and development of the Shands Arts in Medicine Healthcare Program. Ms. Mullen described their guiding principles and features such as: artists in residence; visiting artists; student and community volunteers; partnerships; and staff, student and community engagements. Lauren Catlett, B.A. (Co-Curator, "Shared Doings and Sayings," School of Architecture, University of Virginia) described and presented her work on "Shared Doings and Sayings," a project that brought art to persons residing in Charlottesville, Virginia who have dementia. This project enabled these persons with dementia to express themselves and be aware of and [...]
DVDOnline
2010
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Reducing Health Disparities: The Role of Cultural and Linguistic Competence

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P. Preston Reynolds M.D. Ph.D. (Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia) presented an historical context for racism seen in medical education, United States hospitals, and with the medicare system. Tawara D. Goode, M.A. (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director, National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. ) highlighted differences in reducing disparities in healthcare versus general health via cultural and linguistic competencies. Ms. Goode stressed definitional awareness for related terms such as health inequities and presented a model under development at Georgetown University which incorporates self-assessments and provider knowledge and skills. Jonathon D. Truwit [...]
DVDOnline
2010
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
6.

Why Interprofessional Education? Why Now?

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Dorrie Fontaine PhD., RN, FAAN (Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and Dean, School of Nursing, University of Virginia) introduced the " Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture" and the speaker. Madeline Hubbard Schmitt, PhD., RN, FAAN, FNAP (School of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York) discussed the history and current state of interprofessional education (IPE) in the United States by providing a defintion, the rationale for its need, and methods to integrate it in education and clinical practice. She summarized the evidence of best practices of IPE, its outcomes and future challenges. In addition, Dr. Schmitt presented her model of teamwork competencies and the consutling work that she has been involved with in initiating IPE at the University of Virginia [...]
DVDOnline
2009
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Home Visits: Making Better Doctors

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Julia E. Connelly, M.D., FACP (General Internist at the University of Virginia) introduced the topic of home visits and their importance in caring and showing compassion. She posed the question of whether home visits will be a lost art or be promoted. Leigh Donowitz, M.D. (Professor of Pediatrics) began a Home Visit elective program for Pediatric Residents at the University of Virginia. She described this program as one which is enlightening for residents in the areas of setting realistic goals, establishing familiarity between the doctor and patient, experiencing public health challenges and poverty issues, and acquiring the humanistic skills needed for true compassionate care. Ray Morrison, M.D. (Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Virginia) and Daniel K. Benjamin, Jr., [...]
DVD
1998
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
8.

Mandatory Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing

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Kent W. Peterson (M.D., President of Occupational Health Strategies Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia and President-elect of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) reviews the current state of mandatory employee drug and alcohol testing in the United States. Randolph Canterbury (M.D., UVa Department of Psychiatric Medicine) and Richard J. Bonnie (LL. B., UVa Law Professor) respectively discuss the present drug screening policy at the University of Virginia and surrounding legal issues.
DVD
1996
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
9.

Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia

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Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, D.O., FACOFP (Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia) was introduced by Arthur Garson, Jr., M.D., M.P.H. (Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine, and James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science, University of Virginia). Tooke-Rawlins gave a brief history of Osteopathic Medicine and described the new Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Virginia, its curriculum, research, and affiliations.
DVD
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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A Generation of Crack Babies: Policy Approaches to Perinatal Substance Abuse

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Mary Faith Marshall, Ph. D.R.N. (Professor, Department of Medicine and Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City) discussed "The Charleston Policy on Cocaine Use During Pregnancy." In 1989, the Medical University of South Carolina instituted a program known as the "Interagency Policy on Management of Substance Abuse During Pregnancy," aimed at helping mothers quit their addiction and assure the safety of their fetus. Controversial ethical issues such as the right to refuse treatment, privacy, racism, and politics were highlighted. Marshall showed a twelve minute clip of a BBB film documenting this policy. Robert J. Boyle, M.D. (Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology), University of Virginia) commented on the cocaine craze of the 80's and 90's and the curre [...]
DVD
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
11.

Cultural Assumptions About End-of-Life Care

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"This program highlights the UVa Center for Palliative Care's ongoing research, including consideration of what constitutes a 'good death' for persons of different cultural backgrounds. One Uva study suggests that the dominant model in biomedical ethics - which emphasizes autonomy and self-determination - may not be the way certain groups, especially minority and ethnic groups, think about their care at the end of life. The presenters (Dr. Carlos Gomez and Dr. Amy Gennari) discuss culture-based variations among UVa hospice patients and examine the implications of this research for planning for the future of end-of-life care."--Flyer.
DVD
1996
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
12.

Medical Students' Perceptions of Harassment at UVA: Its Accurrence and Meaning

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Dr. Innes presents details of the report of the University's Medical Student Advocacy Committee which interviewed 69 members of the Medical School Class of 1995 about their perceptions of harassment during clerkships, electives, and courses. Mr. Chaney focuses on harassment from the students' point of view, Dr. Peterson as a factor on students' health, and Drs. Rorty and Hunter on the ethics and meaning of harassment.
DVD
1994
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Are We Misunderstanding Advance Directives in End-of-Life Care?

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Leslie J. Blackhall, M.D., M.T.S. (Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Education, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Virginia School of Medicine) outlined a brief history of advance care directives and how CPR practice and code teams evolved in United States hospitals. Dr. Blackhall also addressed legal and ethical questions concerning extraordinary treatment, patient autonomy rights, patient capacity, and ongoing legal controversies. Lois L. Shepherd, J.D. (Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, and Professor of Law, University of Virginia) addressed the trends and trajectories she has observed regarding advance care planning which includes: patient autonomy, understanding [...]
DVDOnline
2009
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
14.

Overcoming Literacy-Related Barriers to Health

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Michael P. Pignone, M.D., M.P.H. (Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Director, UNC Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) discussed the problems with and persons most at risk for low health information literacy. Dr. Pignone described several ways to address this problem from developing effective patient friendly materials to utilizing generalized literacy training tools and the "teach back" method. Susan J. Erno, M.S. (Adult Education Coordinator, Adult Learning Center, Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia) described the local Charlottesville demographics and the programs offered at the Adult Learning Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
DVDOnline
2008
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
15.

The Health of Charlottesville: Diagnosing and Caring for Our Community

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Arthur Garson, Jr., M.D., M.P.H. (Robert C. Taylor Professor of Health Sciences and Public Policy and Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Virginia) gave a general introduction of the presentation topic and speakers. Lilian Peake, M.D., M.P.H. (District Health Director, Thomas Jefferson Health District, Charlottesville, Virginia) described the health status of Charlottesville, Virginia via findings obtained from the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) community assessment tool. Dr. Peake covered health findings, community themes and strengths, areas to improve, goals, and next steps. Dave Norris (Mayor, City of Charlottesville) addressed the concerns of sustaining positive health trends and reversing negative health trends in Charlottesvi [...]
DVDOnline
2008
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Community Coalitions for Promoting Health: The Role of the Medical Center

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Panelists review the effectiveness of community intervention programs in general and describe the positive and negative features encountered in the implementation of the programs in Louisa and Buckingham Counties (Va.).
DVD
1992
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Racism and Academic Freedom: Excavating the Foster's Family Site

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In May 1993, during the building of a parking lot on UVa grounds, workers discovered the burial sites of 12 people believed to be the Fosters, a family of free blacks. Armstead Robinson, professor of history and director of the Woodson Institute at UVa and Drake Patten, anthropology graduate student discuss the issue of lack of sufficient black archaeological involvement in the excavation team in light of UVa's evolving relationship with the local black community. They review the differences of opinion, approaches to resolution and the broad implications of the Foster family controversy.
DVD
1994
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Healing by Design: The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

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Peyton T. Taylor, M.D. (Richard N. and Louise Crockett Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Medical Director, UVA Cancer Center) outlined the need and challenges for a constructing a cancer center and introduced the two main speakers. Richard Clarke, AIA, (LEED AP, Design Principal, Zimmer Bunsul Frasca Architects, LLP, New York, NY) described the overall process and key components (such as context, identity, connectivity, sustainability, patient experience, etc.) for designing the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Roger Courtenay, FASLA (LEED AP, Vice President and Principal Senior Landscape Architect, AECOM, Alexandria, Virginia) discussed the elements involved in designing the physical landscape, creating a "theater for healing" that included a meditation chapel, viewing gard [...]
DVDOnline
2011
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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A Century of Cancer Care at UVA, 1901-2011

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Morton C. (MC) Wilhelm, M.D. (Joseph Helms Farrow Professor Emeritus in Surgical Oncology, University of Virginia) presented a complete history of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients at the University of Virginia Hospital, including the predecessor facilities, the McIntire Tumor Clinic (1934) and the Bessie Dunn Miller Cancer Clinic (an early detection clinic in 1940), of the University of Virginia Cancer Center. Michael J. Weber, Ph.D. (Marion McNulty and Malvin C. Weaver Professor of Oncology and Director, University of Virginia Cancer Center, University of Virginia) discussed the need for a cancer center and the specific priorities and mission of the new and expanded University of Virginia Cancer Center which will be opening under the name of the "University of Virginia [...]
DVDOnline
2011
Health Sciences (Ivy)
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The Virginia Natural Death Act: Has It Had an Impact on Physicians' Attitudes and Practices?

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The Virginia Natural Death Act was signed into law in 1983. The panelists look at the results of a survey recently conducted among 600 physicians to determine their attitudes and responses to this act. The panelists then attempt to evaluate how much this act has helped dying patients, if at all.
DVD
1989
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)