12 June, 2020

CASPA - Floyd



Dear Bassem, 
The killing of George Floyd, as well as those of Ahmaud Arbery and many others recently, have been a shocking reminder of the racism that continues in this country. The protests we have seen around the world have reminded us of the understandable anger of so many people at persistent systemic racism, as well as the power we all have to mobilize against it. As an organization guided by its mission of “Health For All,” PAEA understands that racism is a significant factor in health and health care. As the only national organization representing all accredited PA programs (and those in the accreditation pipeline) across the country, PAEA is committed to providing ongoing support for faculty, students, and aspiring PAs. We know there is work to be done. We will continue to learn more about student experiences so we can help identify a path forward in ending racism and injustice – in our communities, in our health care system, in our programs, and in ourselves.  
One way that we’ve tried to provide this support is by hosting a student Town Hall, where PA students bravely contributed their concerns and experiences to a larger conversation about implicit bias, systemic racism, and public health. More than 1,500 students signed up for this webinar, despite a quick turnaround – a testament to their need for support and a safe outlet for their voices. We hosted a similar Town Hall this week for faculty, to allow them to share their concerns, grief, hopes, and ideas for change. We are working to understand how PAEA can support students in successfully fulfilling their dream of becoming a PA. Our goal is to emerge from these situations stronger and with a better understanding of where our shortcomings are and what the right next steps are to address these issues.  
Racism is a public health crisis, and through this crisis, we must all do our part to lift those voices that are working to promote equity. It is an honor for PAEA to have contributed the platform to elevate your voices. We heard from you. And we will continue to hear and see you. 

04 June, 2020

The Loyal Friend




The Loyal Friend
From Book:

By: Bassem Matta.

  Many of those who have bronchial asthma avoid the inhaler…
Fearing this tool that they believe that it would turn life upside down…
And we are listening to these different comments that have the same exact meaning…
“Please, do not prescribe an inhaler for me!”
“Not my daughter, doctor, she is a bride, can we avoid the inhaler?!”
“Please, there is no need for an inhaler!”
“An inhaler?! Oh no, I don’t like to get used to it!”
“Additionally, people would see me using it, that’s not a chance!!”
“My son is just a kid in an elementary grade and you are advising with an inhaler in his age?!”
As well as many different series of comments, refusals, and questionnaires…
While not all the doctors would try to convince their patients with its crucial role within the hard medical pressure…
And that’s for many considerations such as their time shortage or this dominating idea of refusal to this kind of good friendship with the inhaler…
Therefore, doctors turn to use cortisone through tablets, injections, or syrups…
Seeking to control the inflammation caused by the asthmatic attacks and the secretions that fill the bronchi in cases of hypersensitivity reactions in order to maintain the anatomical shape of it in a satisfying way…
Why the patient or his family would refuse this loyal friend that is called “the inhaler”?
Why is it refused by the society in general?
And here let’s admit that this royal friend is such confirmation on an abnormal occurring situation just like Insulin for diabetic patients.
And we shall respect this point of view indicates how much people get used to it!...
Let’s now discuss this matter of “familiarity”
Yes…
, While the asthmatic patient is to get used to this loyal friend…
And the reason behind this familiarity is not certainly the inhaler…
It because of the allergy itself…
It goes in the following direction…
The patient gets confronted with a subject that irritates his bronchia such as dust, smoke, perfumes, tension, or even a strong physical effort, anything that could cause asthma…
Resulting in asthmatic crises and wheezy chest…
Therefore, the patient resorts to his loyal friend which does the job with an extraordinary dedication to save him…
He got used to it in case he encountered such a problem…
Though many people picture another story…
That the patient uses his inhaler in an obligatory way while he doesn’t suffer asthmatic attack…
, Habitually…
As a matter of fact, the inhaler has two functions…
It works as a direct treatment performance during asthma…
And it works as a precautionary factor to maintain the bronchi healthy in case there was any hurting element for the bronchi...
This combination or mixture indicates how we don’t appreciate or see how this loyal friend is crucial…
So…
The professional physician would classify his patients according to age, career, and social aspects and then starts to plan a special tactic and timings that suit the case regarding the loyal friend’s dosage…
The essential one…
Essential!!
Yes, indeed, at least it doesn’t cause any side effects as the case with many other treatments, it is just like the skincare cream or eye drops….
Such an accurate topical dedication…very impressive and respectful…
Without wasting any more time in blood circulation to reach the target, what leads to a save rescue and an effective precaution…
Certainly and naturally, the long treatment for those who have a chronic respiratory sensitivity and the medical interaction with them can’t ignore the inhaler which has cortisone, the masterpiece that works on getting rid of the bronchial inflammation, maintaining good vital health of the bronchia…
The inhaler is not a moral burden and can’t be put in this frame…
It is really a great loyal friend that helps patients to move on and practice their lives and professions in a respectful natural way…
The inhaler…
The loyal friend…





02 April, 2020

SUMMIT


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