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Online Book Discussion - Fit Lit Book Club

2022-06-27 19:00:00 2022-06-27 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Online Book Discussion - Fit Lit Book Club This month we are reading "The Emergency : A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER" by Dr. Thomas Fisher. Come prepared to discuss this title or other titles about the state of medical care! Online

Monday, June 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-27 19:00:00 2022-06-27 20:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Online Book Discussion - Fit Lit Book Club This month we are reading "The Emergency : A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER" by Dr. Thomas Fisher. Come prepared to discuss this title or other titles about the state of medical care! Online

This month we are reading "The Emergency : A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER" by Dr. Thomas Fisher. Come prepared to discuss this title or other titles about the state of medical care!

Adults interested in new ways to stay fit and healthy are invited to read from a suggested book list and attend this monthly Zoom discussion. Discussion will include advice and commentary from Marion County Public Health Department staff. The Emergency is available as a book, in large print, as a downloadable audiobook, and a downloadable ebook.

Explore this booklist​ for more books about health care workers' experience with the pandemic and other important issues, how the health care system in America can be improved, and about how inequities in our society create compounding problems for all of us.

"Thomas Fisher was raised on the South Side of Chicago and even as a kid understood how close death could feel-he came from a family of pioneering doctors who believed in staying in the community, but on those streets he saw just how vulnerable Black bodies could be. Determined to follow his family's legacy, Fisher studied public health at Dartmouth and Harvard, then returned to the University of Chicago Medical School. As soon as he graduated, he began working in the ER that served his South Side community. Even as his career took him to stints at the White House, working on what would eventually become the Affordable Care Act and helping develop HMOs for underserved communities, he never gave up his ER rotations. He knew that to really understand healthcare disparities and medical needs, you had to stay close. The emergency room is designed for the most urgent cases, but it is often the first resort for South Side residents without any other choice. Fisher deals with those patients with necessary dispatch, but what he really wants to do is to spend his time helping them understand how it is they ended up in the ER-talk to them about the role economics plays in their health; the history of healthcare for the poor and marginalized; why Black people in particular distrust the medical profession; why they don't have a personal physician; the effect of food deserts and education gaps on their health; and, most of all, why they live in a society that has deemed their bodies and lives as less important than others. In this book he gets to have those lost conversations. This is the story of a dramatic year in the life of the Chicago ER-a year of an unprecedented pandemic and a ferocious epidemic of homicides-interwoven with the primer in healthcare one doctor wishes he could give his patients. Full of day-to-day drama, heartbreaking stories, compelling personal narrative, and penetrating analysis of our most fundamental failure as a society, this is a
page-turning and mind-opening work that will offer readers a fresh vision of healthcare as a foundation of social justice"

This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be contacted via email with the Zoom link before each program. If you have a Facebook account, join the Facebook group here for encouragement and discussion between Zoom sessions.

If you have questions email cgenovese@indypl.org. This program is made possible by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund through a grant to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Online | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | wellness | Online | health & wellness | Health | books | Book discussion | Book club |

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Hours
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day
Mon, Jul 04 Closed
(Independence Day)
Tue, Jul 05 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Wed, Jul 06 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Thu, Jul 07 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Fri, Jul 08 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sat, Jul 09 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sun, Jul 10 12:00AM to 11:45PM

About the branch

This is not a real library branch - this is the "location" for our events that occur online. Online events that take place on Zoom should all involve registration and a link will be emailed to participants. Other online events may occur on YouTube or Facebook, and will not require registration.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Wed, Jul 06, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Fri, Jul 08, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Mon, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Jul 13, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Thu, Jul 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Fri, Jul 15, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Sat, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tue, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Tue, Jul 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Tue, Jul 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Jul 20, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Fri, Jul 22, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Wed, Jul 27, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Fri, Jul 29, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Tue, Aug 02, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Tue, Aug 02, 4:15pm - 5:45pm