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Talks at Twelve: Barbara Ganzel

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Trauma-informed Hospice and Palliative Care: Unique Vulnerabilities Call for Unique Strategies
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Barbara Ganzel
BCTR, Cornell University

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Learn about Affordable Care Act December 5

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Jennifer Tiffany

Jennifer Tiffany

Working with university, community, and government partners, Jennifer Tiffany (BCTR's Director of Outreach and Community Engagement and CCE's Associate Director-Human Ecology) helped organize a December 5 forum on navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and accessing New York State's ACA health plan marketplace, New York State of Health.

The information session will take place at Tompkins Cortland Community College in the Forum, just inside the main building (main campus, Cortland) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5. Cornell Cooperative Extension offices throughout the state will be able to livestream the event. Jean McPheeters, president of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and a trained health access navigator, will talk about her experience as a navigator assisting people to access health plans that fit their needs. Dennis Romero of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will also present. Helene Dillard, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension will moderate the panel and audience discussion.

Learn about Affordable Care Act December 5 - Cornell Chronicle

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New evidence about medical malpractice

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"More than 15,000 lawsuits are filed against doctors in the United States each year for medical malpractice, a claim that medical treatment caused injury or death to the patient, typically involving a medical error."

Read the rest of this post on the Evidence-Based Living blog:

New evidence about medical malpractice

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Talks at Twelve: David Feathers, Thursday, May 16, 2013


Physical Access to Healthcare Environments: Ergonomic Analysis for Persons with Physical Disabilities Across the Life Span
David Feathers, Design & Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall.

This is a BCTR Innovative Pilot Study Grant recipient talk.

Design of the built environment and synergistic use of accessible technologies within the built environment play key roles in enabling access to preventative and curative healthcare services, especially for people with disabilities. His talk will define the current state of physical accessibility for a sample of healthcare environments in the United States. This project considers physical access across the lifespan, disability context, perceptions of physical barriers, and related physical access outcomes regarding reception of healthcare services for three types of healthcare locations: out-patient/clinic-based service delivery; in-hospital service delivery; and at-home care (self-management). This pilot study initiates a series of considerations regarding physical access throughout the process of receiving healthcare and identifies key areas for inclusive, human-centered research for distributed healthcare delivery across the lifespan.

David Feathers is an assistant professor of Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University. He is the founding director of the Cornell DAB Lab (Digital Anthropometry and Biomechanics), which focuses on measuring diversity in human structure and function for inclusive design of products and spaces. The DAB Lab uses a combination of traditional and innovative 3D measurement technologies to assess and model human performance with the aim of improving the products and environments we interact with on a daily basis. Dr. Feathers received his B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology, his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering, all from the University of Buffalo.


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