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New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss

New Curriculum Stresses Resilience in the Setting of Grief and Loss

One of the hardest situations for a pediatrician to experience is the loss of a child and the grief that ensues with that loss—both to the family and to the care team involved. How do you teach this difficult conversation to trainees (or to even experienced pediatricians) in ways that help the family and at the same time enable us to maintain our own resilience and well-being when faced with loss (which in some subspecialties can be more frequently than any of us would like)?  Fortunately, the AAP recognized this concern and for that reason…

 

On International Day, UN urges building disaster resilience by reducing ‘appalling’ loss of life

On International Day, UN urges building disaster resilience by reducing 'appalling' loss of life

On International Day, UN urges building disaster resilience by reducing ‘appalling’ loss of life

13 October 2016 – Over the past twenty years, 90 per cent of the 1.35 million people who have died in 7,056 disaster events have come from low and middle-income countries, according to a new United Nations report released today described by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a “damning indictment of inequality.”

The report, “Poverty & Death: Disaster Mortality 1996-2015,” was released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction and found that earthquakes and tsunamis are the biggest killers overall, with climate-related disasters close behind.  “On this [International Day], I call on all Governments to work with civil society and the private sector to move from managing disasters…

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