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The Patricia Raskin Show

The Patricia Raskin Show

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November 22nd 2021: Dr. Karen Gedney: 30 Years Behind Bars

Dr. Karen Gedney is an Internal Medicine Specialist promoting her new book 30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor. She is a strong advocate for prison reform. The book dives into her personal experiences working in the prison system, her traumatic history with the inmates and her attempt to help them through their struggles and fears. She wrote the book to show the value of compassion, especially from a group where you would least expect it. She attempts to get across the point that anyone can experience trauma or be victimized, but that we have the power within us to decide whether w

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Karen Gedney MD

Doctor Karen Gedney is an internal medicine specialist who was placed in a male medium security prison in 1987 to do a four-year payback for a scholarship she received. Against all odds, she stayed three decades and turned it into her calling. The American Correctional Association designated her as one of the best in her business and for her medical care of inmates with HIV she was given the Heroes for Humanity award by the state of Nevada. Now she is a speaker, prison reform activist and the author of '30 years Behind Bars,' Trials of a Prison Doctor. She wrote the book to bring the reader into the prison and experience through the eyes of someone oriented to understand and heal, vs. judge
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1045/the-patricia-raskin-show 13/12/2021 11:00 13/12/2021 12:00 The Patricia Raskin Show https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1045/the-patricia-raskin-show Dr. Karen Gedney is an Internal Medicine Specialist promoting her new book 30 Years Behind Bars: Trials of a Prison Doctor. She is a strong advocate for prison reform. The book dives into her personal experiences working in the prison system, her traumatic history with the inmates and her attempt to help them through their struggles and fears. She wrote the book to show the value of compassion, especially from a group where you would least expect it. She attempts to get across the point that anyone can experience trauma or be victimized, but that we have the power within us to decide whether we let it destroy/diminish us or make us stronger/more resilient. Gedney discusses with great vulnerability such diverse topics as overcoming trauma, dealing with; racism, mental illness, HIV, executions, cancer, dying, regret, the power of redemption, education and poetry. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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