4 Works

In Their Own Words

Patricia Nola Eugene Roberson, Gina Cortez, Laura H. Trull & Katherine Allison Lenger
Introduction: The opioid epidemic is ravaging people, families, and communities in Appalachia. However, limited research has examined how “everyday” people (e.g., not chronic pain patients, not medical professionals) living in these communities how opioids have impacted their lives. Objective: Identify the perception of the opioid epidemic on individuals, families, and communities from people living in region most impacted regions. Methods: Patients were recruited at Remote Area Medical clinics throughout Central and Southern Appalachia to complete...

Community Strengths and Challenges Related to Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Counties of East Tennessee

Ashlyn Schwartz, Zeruiah V. Buchanan & Laurie Meschke
Introduction: Appalachia, particularly Rural East Tennessee, has been and continues to be disproportionately impacted by opioid use disorder and its many tragic ramifications. Purpose: Community-engaged strategies can inform and support the development of relevant prevention efforts. Hence, people connected to a ten-county rural Appalachian region in East Tennessee were asked to identify and prioritize strengths and challenges related to opioid use disorder (OUD). Methods: Adult community members (n=577) completed a brief survey administered across 11...

Adorno’s Critique of the New Right-Wing Extremism

Harry F. Dahms
This paper serves three purposes relating to a lecture Adorno gave in 1967 on “the new right-wing extremism” that was on the rise then in West Germany; in 2019, the lecture was published in print for the first time in German, to wide acclaim, followed by an English translation that appeared in 2020. First, it is important to situate the lecture in its historical and political context, and to relate it to Adorno’s status as...

Seeking Care at Free Episodic Health Care Clinics in Appalachia

Malerie Lazar, Sandra Thomas & Lisa Davenport
Background: People who live in rural Appalachia experience a wide variety of problems when seeking access to health care. Health care disparities continue to be one of the most complex and prevalent problems, and many barriers exist for impoverished men and women such as a lack of education, complications with health insurance, and personal distrust of healthcare providers. Purpose: A critical gap in the literature is the unheard voice of persons in rural underserved areas....

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