Tag: family

Katelyn Girtain Katelyn Girtain (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Katelyn is a second year medical student with a passion for issues around access to care. She is an asipiring primary care pediatrician.




Hidden Impact: Parental Health Status and the Cost for Children

Medical student Katelyn Girtain writes about her experiences as a child of a disabled mother that contributed to the lack of proper insurance and ultimately the occurrence of preventable health issues. She also explores relevant policies and the lack of literature on the impacts of parental disability/lack of insurance on children.

My Hero

Showing love in times of loss, being a beacon of hope, taking time to spend with family and regaining our humanity are just some of the values medical student writer Karl Heward emphasizes should be reflected in our practice of medicine while demonstrating how personal tragedy courageously inspired him to adopt this mindset.

Mahnoor Javed (1 Posts)

Editor, Nursing Student

University of Windsor

Mahnoor Javed is in her third year of Nursing. She is passionate about health care and is interested in the environmental determinants of health. She is the Membership executive for RNAO's Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group. Furthermore, her passion for writing has made her the National November Writing Month's Municipal Liaison for the Windsor Region since 2017, where she's completed two 50,000+ word novel projects. She hopes to make an impact on the world in any way - be it through her medical impact, or through the power of words.