As you know, the ASHHRA conference is less than a month away. For those of you who have registered, we look forward to seeing you there. For those of you who haven't yet, there's still time. Plus, we have waived the late registration fee so you can register at the advance registration rate of $695. IFD members who are not ASHHRA members can enjoy conference savings as well; if interested, contact Sharon Allen at 312-422-3722 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Highlights – Sept. 25 - 28, Tampa, Fla.
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Is there a generational clash in the medical workplace?
The Wall Street Journal Share
The different attitudes about work and life held by members of different generations can create tensions and clashes in the workplace, according to Sharon Phelan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center School of Medicine. … The clash comes from how this translates to "appropriate" care for patients, she says. "The risk is that the more senior folks think the newer folks don't care and that they're not professional, and look down on them," she says. "Meantime some of the younger folks have lost respect for the older folks — they think they're incredibly misdirected in their emphasis" on work above all else. More
Disabled workers still face discrimination in the workplace
In the 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, the world has advanced enormously in accommodating people with mental or physical impairments. Buildings are more accessible; offering automatic doors, wheelchair ramps and added room for maneuvering. Many businesses now offer lower countertops and employers have installed higher desks to assist disabled persons Unfortunately, the physical changes made to make a business more accessible to impaired visitors do not translate into a more tolerant workplace for disabled employees. Twenty years since President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA, a law most equality advocates hoped would be a panacea to end discrimination against the disabled, countless workers around the country still suffer the sting of prejudice today. More
Women will have to wait 57 years for equal pay
Management Today Share
If you're a hard-working woman with high hopes for your daughters, forget it. Or, at least, that's what the Chartered Management Institute thinks: its new report suggests that at the rate we're going, female managers are going to have to wait until the year 2067 before they get paid as much as their male counterparts. More
eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity available through MultiBriefs app
ASHHRA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you can add the ASHHRA feed from the "Health care and Medical" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week.
For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."
NIH seeks to break new ground in reducing health disparities
Diabetes Health Share
Doctors have long known that different populations have different risks for chronic illness. Certain ethnic groups, for instance, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than others. But why? The National Institutes of Health aims to find out. It's Network on Inequality, Complexity, and Health will take a broad look at factors that influence disease and aim to make positive changes. More
Understanding micro-inequities is huge
The Kansas City Star Share
Micro-inequity is a term few know. But even if the word is unfamiliar, it's something everyone has experienced in the workplace: feeling blown off, dismissed, ignored, slighted, subjected to different standards or inferior treatment, treated as "less than" for no good reason. Maybe it's a job expectation that your boss has for you but doesn't have for others doing the exact same job. Maybe it's the co-worker who speaks to all the people around you but refuses to so much as make eye contact in the hall. More
When battlefield humor backfires
The New York Times Share
"I saw the Whale in clinic this week. Her incision looks great!" Thus spoke a surgeon to a wide-eyed medical student here at Harvard who related the comment to her peers (and me) in a group discussion about professional development. The Whale's condition was morbid obesity, and her incision was from weight-loss surgery. The student was appalled at her mentor's seeming callousness, and so were others, who eagerly shared similar experiences. They allowed that this kind of battlefield humor (out of patients' earshot, of course) was a way of dealing with stress. More
Salt Lake City mayor fighting to protect workplace rights of immigrants, refugees
The Salt Lake Tribune Share
Looking to maintain fairness in employment, particularly among Salt Lake City's immigrant and refugee communities, Mayor Ralph Becker has launched an anti-discrimination campaign on workplace rights. For this summer's first phase, the city has scheduled training and information sessions to outline employment law on the city, state and federal levels. This fall, phase two will highlight the responsibilities and rights of employers. More
Financial reform bill calls for diversity
Los Angeles Times Share
The recently enacted financial reform legislation tries in numerous ways to change how Wall Street companies and their federal regulators act, but a little-noticed provision aims for something potentially more difficult and controversial — altering how they look. To promote diversity in the largely white male world, the law requires each of the 30 federal financial agencies and departments, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and all 12 Federal Reserve banks, to establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. More