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age discrimination

Marti Moore

When implicit bias harms the elderly

He says he stumbled. Others think that something happened in his brain to cause the fall. Whatever the cause, he fell and fell hard, hitting the bedroom dresser straight on. He was unconscious, but that was missed. He fractured his neck but that was missed several times. The cervical discs shifted from being fractured and…

Ethical principles: Respect for those we serve

My mother’s name was called, and we left the waiting room to approach the hospital desk to complete paperwork for her outpatient procedure. The clerk immediately began to ask me questions. “What is her full name? What is her address?” Embarrassed for the admittance clerk and my mother, I suggested, “Why don’t you ask her?” …

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