Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Moving Beyond Cultural Competency

By Emmy Shearer Published November 8, 2013

Recent attempts by the medical establishment to address cultural issues in health have consisted of teaching and learning skills of "cultural competency." However, this approach does patients injustice as it over-generalizes culture and dismisses the clinician's own cultural biases as irrelevant. A more beneficial approach is outlined.


What To Do with Frequent Flyers?

By Emmy Shearer Published May 1, 2013

Two summers ago, I volunteered with an EMS-fire agency in Berkeley, California as part of my EMT certification process. Non-emergency callers, or Frequent Flyers, pose problems for both healthcare providers and consumers. Transportation discretion along with MedControl laws could help to quell the Frequent Flyer issue.