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Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

Willie Murphy died the day after Thanksgiving 2021. His wife, Mary, cared for him in their Nashville, Tennessee, home with the help of a new hospice agency focused on serving Black patients. (BLAKE FARMER / WPLN NEWS) By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mother was dying from Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, … Continue reading Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

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Women’s rights in environmental law, from 1972 to today

(Illustration: Herlinde Demaerel / China Dialogue) Important progress has been made, but now is the time to place women’s rights at the heart of transnational environmental law The 1972 Stockholm Conference sowed the seeds for the growth of transnational environmental law, with states negotiating commitments towards a healthy environment, and introducing new concepts such as “ecocide”. The Stockholm Declaration is often referred to as a Magna Carta for … Continue reading Women’s rights in environmental law, from 1972 to today

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Warehousing disabled people in long-term care homes needs to stop. Instead, nationalize home care.

Kelly Fritsch, Carleton University and Fady Shanouda, Carleton University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/warehousing-disabled-people-in-long-term-care-homes-needs-to-stop–instead–nationalize-home-care- The failures in both private and publicly funded long-term care (LTC) homes in Canada have led to 15,000 COVID-19 deaths. Calls to reform LTC through nationalization have become widespread, garnering support from unions, national advocacy organizations and political parties. While LTC is often considered to be a necessary institution to support the complex medical care … Continue reading Warehousing disabled people in long-term care homes needs to stop. Instead, nationalize home care.

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Deep Roots Help This Chicago Pharmacist Avoid Creating Another Drugstore Desert

By Markian Hawryluk CHICAGO — Del-Kar Pharmacy in the North Lawndale neighborhood has had a front-row seat to history. Martin Luther King Jr. bought his daily newspaper there when he lived in Chicago in the late 1960s. The Black Panthers’ local headquarters was a block away, and the pharmacy shared a building with the Conservative Vice Lords, a notorious street gang whose members still check in … Continue reading Deep Roots Help This Chicago Pharmacist Avoid Creating Another Drugstore Desert

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The long fight against sexual assault and harassment at universities

Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph and Kathryn Hughes, University of Guelph https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/the-long-fight-against-sexual-assault-and-harassment-at-universities With the return to university campuses this fall, there have been disturbing reports of both sexual assaults and sexist incidents. At Western University, for example, four students reported being sexually assaulted and there was mass student mobilization following social media reports of numerous sexual assaults at a residence. Police say while they have … Continue reading The long fight against sexual assault and harassment at universities