Rachel Walden

Rachel Walden

Medical librarian, blogger on women's health topics at my own place & Our Bodies Our Blog. Work makes me say: "opinions my own."
Ooh, is #askmeanything a thing we're doing before ff shuts down? Ask away.
How often are you asked for medical advice? - Pete's Got To Go
What's the most disturbing thing you've seen in a medical textbook? - Pete's Got To Go
Do you think you'll not own a car again at some point in the future? - laura x
How's the new job? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Are you still in Nashville? (I don't remember if you've said or not) - ellbeecee
Pete-Somewhat frequently asked for medical advice. The worst is when it's for family members with poor prognoses. - Rachel Walden
Pete-Dermatology atlases are kind of the worst. Eyeball problems bother me. Anything full-color, bloody, and bulging is an issue. - Rachel Walden
Laura-Could definitely see myself going car-free again in the future, especially if I moved to a city with great public transportation. I just couldn't make it here with once-per-hour shuttle buses just in town. - Rachel Walden
Christina and ellbeecee - The new job is amazeballs. :) So no, I'm not in Nashville - I'm in Johnson City, TN which is right by the mountains, an hour from Asheville, NC, and an hour from my parents/where I grew up. Just a few minutes up the road from Jonesborough, TN, where there is a great annual storytelling festival. - Rachel Walden
Pete-I will say that the worst things I've ever seen weren't in medical textbooks, but on rounds and case conference for trauma and emergency medicine. - Rachel Walden
The new job is a step up, management-wise, iirc. Are you happy you took that kind of opportunity? Can you see yourself seeking a directorship at some point? - John Dupuis
Rachel: I love your second response to Pete. When I'm checking OA journals for article counts, there are a bunch of medical journals that show an image with each article/case report listing in the ToCs...and I think I have nightmares some nights thanks to those. - walt crawford
John - Yes - the new position is a directorship, and I'm very happy with it. I am Associate Dean of Learning Resources for the college of medicine; LR includes 3 areas - 1) the medical library; 2) biomedical communications, which is a graphic design and digital print shop housed in the library building; 3) a one-person IT dept. I love it so much, and I am happy every take that I took the leap to come here. - Rachel Walden
Walt - I bet! Horrifying images are one peril of medical librarianship. Self-diagnosis and just knowing too much about medicine/healthcare are the others. :) - Rachel Walden
Why Corporate Promotion of Egg Freezing isn’t a “Benefit” to All Women - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Just because you shut your office door doesn't mean you should have a conference call on speaker in the library. *sideeyes colleague*
How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Our Kids, Our Selves: How to Discuss Motherhood As a Choice - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Crisis Pregnancy Centers and the Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome” - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Yes Means Yes: California Adopts Affirmative Consent Standard - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attracts Scholars, Human Rights Activists and Policymakers - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
FDA Clears One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm for U.S. Markets - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your Comments on Employer Coverage of Contraception - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Which Approach to Breast Cancer is Right for You? - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Bringing Transparency to Cross-Border Surrogacy - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Mass. Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Access Bill into Law - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Do Healthy Women Need Annual Pelvic Exams? - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Want More Quality Reporting on Abortion Rights? Partner With Clinic Stories - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Keeps Focus on Health Risks - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s Supreme Court Decisions - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Lancet Series Puts Focus on Midwifery Care - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Creating a Space for (Talking About) Breastfeeding in Public - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Reproductive Justice Concerns Surround Long-Acting Contraception Methods - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/2014...
Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising, #1) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
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