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Hmm. Knowing a little about newspapers, it's quite possible David himself didn't write the headline and blurb - though the thrust of his review is clear, the direct reference to sex as a "social construct" is Joyce's quote: Image
I'm not so sure that isn't a #StrawMan; an extreme position being characterised as if it were the nub of the debate. I don't know, but can't imagine many would vehemently disagree with these commonly held definitions:



(Though I expect there are nuances.)
I first encountered grassroots #trans groups in the '00s when campaigning against @ukhomeoffice #IDcards & the #NationalIdentityRegister.

They were generous, tolerant & open - explaining to someone with no knowledge the many challenges of #transition, including living with an...
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So what *is* this "Digital Regulation: Driving growth & unlocking innovation" policy paper? Another "strategy"? A white paper for #DPA2022?

If it's about #regulation, then how will @OliverDowden's "unashamedly pro-tech approach" protect people's #rights?

gov.uk/government/pub…
In his introduction to "#ThePlan", @OliverDowden says he'll "shortly publish a #plan for a pro-growth data regime" 🤔

If he has an ACTUAL plan, or frankly a clue, then why not just #publish the damn thing? Why all the waffle?

Hand-wavy platitudes like these 👇 ain't worth Jack:
Just so we're clear, this "#Plan" is supposed to "start a #conversation" about "#TenTechPriorities" that @DCMS published on a "shorthand stories"(?) page that DOESN'T ONCE MENTION PEOPLE'S #RIGHTS!!

dcms.shorthandstories.com/Our-Ten-Tech-P…

Does this Government think it can take us for fools?
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Lots of people asking me to provide a summary of yesterdays Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture. In the lecture I discussed 10 lessons that I have learned about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) through 20 years of applied #humanfactors research. Here they are!
Lesson 1. A human error lens is useless and can be dangerous. I talked here about how using the term in OHS can be misleading and prevent learning. Errors are a consequence of systemic issues, not a cause of anything!
Lesson 2. All accidents/safety compromising incidents are caused by multiple interacting contributory factors. There is no such thing as a root cause
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Join me 1000 BST for a #Quality2021 workshop on Reliability and Resilience - moving from Safety I to Safety II. The discussion will be around improvement methodology, with @JBraithwaitee1, Axel Rose and @IanLeistikow.
A little background about our facilitators.

@JBraithwaitee1 is Founding Director of the Australian Institute for Health Improvement.

On his YouTube channel, he has a handy 3-minute video about #Safety-II. #Quality2021
Axel Ros is Chief Medical Officer, Region Jönköping County, Sweden, and a specialist in General Surgery. He sits on the Swedish national patient safety committee. #Quality2021

internationalforum.bmj.com/europe/2021/03…
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And before I knock it on the head for the night, an #OnlineSafetyBill compilation [Thread].

The draft Bill itself and associated documents are here:

gov.uk/government/pub… Image
First up, the eagle eyes of @e3i5 - though even he seems to have developed a headache around §46(4)...

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1/8 Today’s #QueensSpeech outlined key proposed legislation to deliver govt’s aspirations around levelling up, building back better, and net zero goals. But we need strong local, national and international data infrastructure to deliver these goals. gov.uk/government/spe…
2/8 In public #procurement, open data can help ensure govt transparency and accountability around use of public finances, and can improve competition among suppliers: theodi.org/article/the-od…
3/8 In #environmental action, data collaboration can support things like net zero supply chains, reduced waste and better water resource management: theodi.org/article/accele…
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🧵 “How can I improve #PICC safety in my hospital?”

I’ve received many questions like this following the recent publication of our @BMJ_Qual_Saf paper showing how we did this in 50+ hospitals.

qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/…

Today, we released the formula (Thread)
@BMJ_Qual_Saf First, head over to improvePICC.com and click on “Implementation” in the top menu - this will take you to the Roadmap for Quality Improvement. Image
@BMJ_Qual_Saf Then, pause for a moment.

You’re about to go on a journey - a #qualityimprovement journey.

Look for your markers, prepare yourself for change! Image
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“In Broadway, you go under sand, and bang your knee under a rock,” Lear, who has been with the district 27 years, said. “That’s a lot of fun.” @SunsetEmpirePRD
dailyastorian.com/archives/gazet…
At Broadway Middle School, floors in the hallway are uneven after four different additions
Dry rot surrounds the south windows. Asbestos is stuffed inside walls, tunnels and encapsulated around pipes. Walls are unreinforced masonry of cinderblock.

Everywhere you look you’ll see where the building is basically cracking or leaking

@SunsetEmpirePRD
He pointed to walls moist with water as a result of horizontal shearing and described spalling on the roof leading to corrosion & seepage.

Building inspectors monitor the schools for safety, he said, and could condemn the buildings if they become too dangerous

@SunsetEmpirePRD
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This week marks 100 days since @POTUS & @VP took office. We’re looking back at the work we contributed during the first #100Days of the new @WhiteHouse administration.
@POTUS @VP @WhiteHouse Cybersecurity is a top priority for this administration. We've been helping public and private stakeholders protect their networks.

We issued two Emergency Directives and continue to help agencies and organizations detect, mitigate, remediate, and evict threat actors. #100Days Emergency Directive 21-03: Mitigate Pulse Connect Secure ProEmergency Directive 21-02: Mitigate Microsoft Exchange On-Pr
@POTUS @VP @WhiteHouse Our Computer Emergency Readiness Team - @USCERT_gov – continues to provide timely direction on Microsoft Exchange and Pulse Connect Secure vulnerabilities to federal civilian agencies and recommended urgent actions for public and private sector partners. #100Days
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Evidence online “#vaccine research” by @Illinois_Alma drives anti-#vaccine #SoMe
=prolong #pandemic
=mortality

@KateClancy’s study: periods in perimenopause “after” vaccine
by 15-minute survey
= bad #data = #misinformation

American feminism has a long history of harming WOC Image
Best practices of #community engaged #research involves
LISTENING
to all important stakeholders

American feminism
frequently believes that it
✅box of the diversity
therefore
no need to listen to anybody else

Women & WOC deserve good, not bad #data.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Theories of infertility “by” vaccine
Draw upon past government sterilization programs
Fears are never unfounded
even if not the case now

Being out of touch with these realities + poor #studydesign
= research that adds harm without adding knowledge

ihpi.umich.edu/news/forced-st…
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#MedTwitter influencers show hypocrisy (advice vs actions on masks). Agree:

“unpleasant comments are ‘the nature of social media’ and holding public figures accountable is critical when they are setting an example for their ‘millions of followers.’”

insider.com/coronavirus-sh…
#tweetiatrician have even gotten death threats for pro-#vaccine #SciComm - most #MedTwitter influencers did nothing to protect vs these personal safety threats to #clinician & #doctor colleagues

@ZDoggMD & @DrToddWo did step up to help @NicoleB_MD

medpagetoday.com/special-report…
Compare above to Dr. Mike:
when medical influencers are “caught”

adds to public perception:
“doctors cannot be trusted”

“Another fan posted on Reddit: ‘I know it's your life and you can do what you want, but you have chosen to be a public figure.’”

mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/w…
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In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?

boston.com/news/local-new…
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)

nytimes.com/2017/08/07/nyr…
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I state, highlight, mark up, not insinuate
Why is someone who likely does not menstruate a sudden expert on #womenshealth to identify a WOC seeking #data #quality & #integrity as the threat...to women?
"Respecting" social science = using respectable methods, not online surveys.
What you see in the tweet and the "study" is ego, defensiveness & flagrant Dunning-Kruger effect for #womenshealth, #menstrualhealth, #COVID19, #vaccine #research.

The best way to demonstrate the value of a field is to be consistent on #quality not

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Academic language on #online #survey #data:
"systematically assess carelessness in a crowdsourced sample" Denial that quick & dirty is poor #quality is an odd use of time & ineffective. One could better defend one's merit, by delivering #quality per best practices and standards.
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LOVE being faculty at @MIT this semester for a class on #dataanalytics & #datascience. I tend to PM my mentees, especially women and #blackexcellence to start to prepare questions to ask. Too often people stay silent. Speak up. Never be embarrassed to show #curiosity.
Listening right now to mid-semester progress reports from teams and am feeling like such a proud #datascience #BigData #bigdataanalytics momma. Bear cubs doing good (well AND good in world)

LOVE that this is a space within @MIT that focuses on #SDoH and #equity.
Literally right now, hearing about a study on #socialmedia chatter as a driver of vaccines hesitancy driven by #Twitter - start postulate "cause/effect" by an incident that happens within days after a vaccine - like ppl automatically assume a death is "caused" by vaccine
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Adding the word "experience" to an online survey of biological & immunological mechanisms does not make it anthropology. People who are spreading online rumors about vaccines need to take a hard look at what they are doing. There are valid ways to collect health data. Use them.
There are real, concerning, harmful gaps in knowledge in #womenshealth. Bad data of the GIGO method of data collection for quick and dirty "research" on "vaccine side effect" merely replaces one harm with another harm. searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com/definition/gar…
If collecting data, overtly on "vaccine" and "side effect" claiming causation from temporal relation
for "after" on something as highly variable as menses, w/ deliberate inclusion of perimenopause (known menstrual variation)
=methodology used by anti-vaxx

sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/f…
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When you want to know why
-women & minorities leave medicine
-why research lacks data to serve needs of anyone not white & male
and/or
-why different mortality rates in patients by gender, race, SES

this is why

This is #MedBikini#professionalism” again

#MedTwitter
#MedEd
Is insidious
but highly effective
maintains
-segregation
-different access
-barriers

As women, LGBTQ, minorities, disabled enter or advance in medicine, this professor’s public stance will be cited to mislabel having #ethics as “lacking #professionalism

bioethics.net/2020/07/medbik…
#medbikini is not one article
=attitude of many physicians
=drives this

We saw this happen with @ayshakhoury and @uche_blackstock and so many others. It especially happens at midcareer to WOC, especially black. Also if Muslim, LGBTQ, disabled, #mentalhealth

#MedEd
#MedTwitter
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This happens not uncommonly. Sadly, it means being Muslim-American means that you never know who has been targeted, "converted", especially via #mentalhealth targeting

Need to fulfill metrics of "terrorists caught" to report to superiors... meanwhile, Jan 6th happened....
If you work in refugee health, are an activist, seek to empower the marginalized or targeted, this has either happened to you directly or happens to people you know

The person you are supposed to pick up from the airport arrives hours or days later with no info where they are
"Go back to your country then" does not work if you are
1-born in the U.S. thus are in "own country"
2-drones kill grandmothers in their own homes across the world too

#Safety for whom?
Look at #CapitolRiot, etc
How's that #security going, America?

pri.org/stories/2016-1…
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Those who:
do not touch patients & never have
who maintain no clinical licenses
who feel free of any commitment to #ethics

are put in charge, by administrators, to control, often via fear & shame, clinicians.

This harms on many levels.
It is anti-#safetyculture.
#MedTwitter
We have lost >500,000 Americans to #COVID19 alone. Preventable deaths. These are mostly the marginalized, vulnerable.

Either document measurable work to save lives, or get out of the way and out of budgets that could be used to save lives.
I’ve seen SO much over the years, in the name of #compliance consulting to siphon off money to block &, ultimately, harm.

No this does not save money.
It harms families.
It monetizes coded racism.

There are a multitude of such vendors & consultants.

governing.com/topics/health-…
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The field of #psychology has MANY problems. SO many levels of wrong:

1-clinicians designing torture
2-a strategy to exploit the lack of ethics by APA leadership to gain scope of practice
3-monetizing harm
4-validating minority distrust of #mentalhealth

nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/…
The details are damning. It was clearly about expanding turf/scope of practice with a “deal with the devil” to bypass civilian regulations & go after DoD💰💰💰

There was not any commitment to human rights but manipulating words to craft unethical policy

journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/profes…
There have been reputation repair attempts, to distance self from torture, however professional societies tend to fixate on gaining or protecting turf & scope of practice. They use patients for “stories” but in reality show little care about patients.

apa.org/news/press/op-…
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When people who seek control
and who monetize fear

are faced with evidence their narrative of control is false

rather than embrace reality
(or develop courage)
they double down

At times of high stress you see bizarre overpolicing & bullying increase over petty non-issues.
There is a gender difference in bullying tactics.
Men: physical
Women: social (exclusion)

Later looks/sounds like
“Don’t talk to her”
“Club”
“No one likes you”

(Yes, really adults resort to grade school tactics)

Faculty/teachers need to stay aware:

apa.org/topics/bullyin…
Whereas adults are taught “just shake it off” or “ignore it”, students or children are especially vulnerable to faculty or teacher over-policing.

This over-policing starts not just in preschool but in the cradle.

“The police” in schools: teachers.

txicfw.socialwork.utexas.edu/4-things-you-n…
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The folks who are anti-diversity need to update their tired playbook.

Sharing space for win-wins is not the same as hating people in a space.

Violating professional ethics by trying to diagnose via Twitter only damages own professional reputation by displaying poor judgment.
The time to have diagnosed by Twitter was here - instead of holding leadership accountable, people scrambled to put guardrails and install people to be "adults" in the room to reassure the public.

Actually don't be reassured.
Do something.

theconversation.com/thousands-of-m…
This was time to raise alarm, not "reassure"

All of you who distribute pacifiers and those eager to be pacified killed Americans

Plus, there was utterly bad and WRONG advice from a #physician and #publichealth #leader that "no need" to think about DNRs.

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@Uber shame on you!!!
I had a bad enough morning yesterday dealing with an injury therefore unable to drive. I later ordered an Uber to get home from the doctors, driver was at the wrong pick up location, I kindly informed the driver of this. @threadreaderapp “unroll”
I then endured nasty comments via message as well as racist comments from the Uber Driver, whilst he was driving away from my location unwilling to cancel the trip, also trying call me on the phone, most likely to verbally abuse me! @threadreaderapp “unroll”
I was obviously upset, worried as the person had my home address and the fact he may have staked me online as my profile isn’t on the app.
Emotional and scared I TRY to contact someone at Uber, which isn’t that easy especially when upset. @threadreaderapp unroll
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