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2014-MCS 2 Selective 9/11: An Anatomy of a Healthcare Disaster

After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, over 50,000 responders from across the country descended on New York City to assist with the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts at the various WTC sites. Many of these responders have developed a variety of health conditions as a result of their exposure to the toxic environment at the WTC sites. These health conditions are often highly complex and interconnected, requiring close monitoring and specialized modes of treatment, which is provided through the federally-funded World Trade Center Health Program. This course is a multidimensional approach to understanding the development and treatment of these WTC conditions through the lens of narrative medicine.Students will learn: 1. How the 9-11 post-disaster environment contributed to the physical and emotional health risks for WTC responders, 2. How to incorporate the legal, sociopolitical, and personal factors into their evaluation of WTC illness, 3. How these factors impact the responders and the course of their illness, and 4. That a narrative medicine approach is essential for understanding the complexity of WTC related illnesses. This year, this course focuses on the role of social media in medicine, especially in communicating with patients. We will cultivate an open classroom for students to participate in discussions with members of the 9/11 responder community via live blogging and Twitter.

 

2013-MCS 2 Selective 9/11: An Anatomy of a Healthcare Disaster

After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, over 50,000 responders from across the country descended on New York City to assist with the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts at the various WTC sites. Many of these responders have developed a variety of health conditions as a result of their exposure to the toxic environment at the WTC sites. These health conditions are often highly complex and interconnected, requiring close monitoring and specialized modes of treatment, which is provided through the federally-funded World Trade Center Health Program. This course is a multidimensional approach to understanding the development and treatment of these WTC conditions through the lens of narrative medicine.Students will learn: 1. How the 9-11 post-disaster environment contributed to the physical and emotional health risks for WTC responders, 2. How to incorporate the legal, sociopolitical, and personal factors into their evaluation of WTC illness, 3. How these factors impact the responders and the course of their illness, and 4. That a narrative medicine approach is essential for understanding the complexity of WTC related illnesses. This year, this course focuses on the role of social media in medicine, especially in communicating with patients. We will cultivate an open classroom for students to participate in discussions with members of the 9/11 responder community via live blogging and Twitter.

 

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You have come to the right place! Eligibility and Enrollment can be a tricky process, so we have staff members here to help! You can also visit the CDC website for more information.

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You have come to the right place! If you want to host a screening, contact Christina Rodriguez-Bottigliere (christina.bottigliere@stonybrookmedicine.edu)

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We are always looking for responders to get involved! Here is your chance to tell your story and have it preserved for years to come.

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