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  • Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

    This Ted talk addresses a disturbing question related to the secrets of domestic violence. Watch as Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her powerful story, which she describes as a psychological trap disguised as love. View Calendar of Domestic Violence Awareness EventsRead More »
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

    This and every October, Philadelphia recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can affect anyone — regardless of your class, race, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Domestic Violence is more than just physical abuse — it is a pattern of behaviors that a partner uses against the other person with the purpose of […]Read More »
  • Compassion Fatigue When Caring for Dying Patients

    by Jennifer Forik, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC When I am asked what I do for a living, I enthusiastically and proudly say, “I’m a palliative care nurse practitioner!” Unfortunately, I usually do not receive the same upbeat response. I usually am told, “Oh wow, that’s a tough job” or, “Oh, so you care for people at […]Read More »
  • How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor

    Talking to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide is challenging to say the least. It presents challenges beyond the discomfort we commonly feel in the presence of grief. Despite our hearts being in the right place, the eagerness to comfort someone may mistakenly cause us to say something hurtful. The fear of […]Read More »
  • Overdose Rescue: Learn how to get and use naloxone (Narcan®)

    Philadelphia is facing the greatest public health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood in the city is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose. Across all racial and ethnic groups, the number of deaths from drug overdose is higher than the number of deaths from homicide. Of the 1,217 overdoses in […]Read More »
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