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Sheryl Heron

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Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion at Emory University School of Medicine. Sheryl currently holds a position as Vice Chair for Faculty Equity, Engagement and Empowerment in Emergency Medicine. Sheryl’s areas of professional interest include equity and inclusion, wellness, and injury prevention. Sheryl can be followed on Twitter or LinkedIn or contacted via email.  

The “Heron 8” – 3 Things and 5 Communities – Even More Relevant During COVID-19

 One may ask what the “Heron 8” is and why the relevance especially in this time. In simple mathematic terms, the “Heron 8” encompasses what we all need in our life’s journey – 3 things and 5 communities to thrive. The summation of these constructs is 8. The suffering is acutely seen in the patients I care for  in my professional life as an Emergency Physician in a busy inner-city Emergency Department. An Emergency Department that cares for patient’s primarily of lower socioeconomic status who are predominantly people of color. People who look like me.

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Guest — carolyn meltzer

Heron 8

The Heron 8 is a wonderful framework for connecting and truly seeing our patients, especially at this challenging time. Thank you,... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 5:05 PM
Guest — Harriette Mostert

Valuable for school contexts

Dr. Heron, thank you for this succinct way of assessing human flourishing. It can help me see things with empathy when working wi... Read More
Thursday, 16 July 2020 4:04 PM
Guest — Shery Heron

With appreciation

Thank you Carolyn and Harriette. I am delighted you find the concept useful. My best. Sheryl
Friday, 17 July 2020 12:12 AM
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