When she graduated from college in 2006, Laura Seidel made a unique choice: she became a certified foster parent and spent several years serving as a full-time mother to a total of 17 children—many of whom had been traumatized by domestic violence and/or had special needs (including a 3-year-old with cerebral palsy). Now, as a Schweitzer Fellow and an occupational therapy student at Boston … [Read more...] about “Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Traumatic Loss”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Laura Seidel
For Patti Ghubril, art is more than a hobby. It is, she says, “a way to process experiences and emotional responses that are often beyond the immediate grasp of words.” As a Schweitzer Fellow, Ghubril has spent the past year partnering with the Pittsburgh Project to extend art’s therapeutic and empowering benefits to vulnerable women living in the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—women who, … [Read more...] about “Carrying Hope as They Move Forward”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Art Therapy Student Patti Ghubril
In addition to being a Schweitzer Fellow for Life and the creator of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) President Lachlan Forrow, MD, is Director of Ethics and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Last year, he served as leading CME provider Pri-Med’s online expert on matters of ethics and professional responsibility (click here to read his … [Read more...] about Houston, Here We Come!
This holiday season, TheBostonChannel.com is featuring inspiring stories of health and hope from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). BIDMC is ASF's host institution, as well as the official sister hospital of the Schweitzer hospital in Lambarene, Africa. It's also where current (and very busy) Tufts-Schweitzer Fellow Taiwo Oshodi works as an ER tech -- that is, when she's not studying … [Read more...] about The Power of Direct Service: Schweitzer Fellow Taiwo Oshodi Makes Her Mark
In addition to being a Schweitzer Fellow for Life, ASF's President, Lachlan Forrow, MD, is Director of Ethics and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Over the past several months, he has served as leading CME provider Pri-Med's online expert on matters of ethics and professional responsibility (click here to read his answers to clinicians' questions about everything from … [Read more...] about Reuniting Medicine, Healing, and Social Service