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Five on Friday: Moral Injury Among Nurses

Five on Friday: Moral Injury Among Nurses

Happy New Year from Migrant Clinicians Network! We have lots of work to do in 2022 in health justice. Here are a few resources, recommended by MCN staff, to help us push forward.

An advisor to the Administration

Kaethe sent around three new Viewpoint articles published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association that propose a new national COVID-19 strategy (which you can access here, here, and here). Robert followed them up with a New York Times article that summarizes the three: Some health advisers to Biden’s transition team call for a new Covid strategy in the US.

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A person being tested for COVID-19

Wilmarí gave the view from Puerto Rico, where Omicron is hitting hard: positivity rates are over 33% and tests are hard to come by. Wilmarí, as an MCN data specialist, of course built out numerous graphs for our staff – but we'll share an article since we can't include her complete graphic summary here. Puerto Rico’s COVID-19 Positive Rate Jumps from 2% to Over 30% in Just Two Weeks

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A clinician speaks with a patient

Calling all nurses: Candace forwarded on a request from George Washington University for nurses to share their stories of moral injury. Moral Injury Among Nurses: Stories of Fractured Hearts & Wounded Souls

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A migrant and their child

Claire shared the United Nation’s wrap-up of 2021 migration: The number of people forced to leave their homes reached a record-high 84 million, despite COVID-related travel restrictions. The report highlights the increased migration from Afghanistan and Central America, along with crises along the Mediterranean, and in Libya and Belarus. It emphasizes the role of climate change: “Weather-related crises have triggered more than twice as much displacement as conflict and violence,” the report concludes. 2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

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The FDA announcement

Weekly Win: Robert shared the great news that finished out 2021: FDA approves first HIV prevention injection | TheHill

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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