Building Sanctuary for People, Animals, and Society

Building Sanctuary for People, Animals, and Society

Sanctuary
By Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH As a physician, I have spent years traveling the world to work with people and animals who have endured trauma—war, abuse, and displacement often driven by division and gaps in empathy. Over my career, I have also had the privilege of caring for patients and leading key research, educational, and policy initiatives. Many of these efforts have focused on the connection between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people and animals, as described in Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives. Along the way, and as described in Phoenix Zones, I have had the honor of working in and visiting real and virtual sanctuaries where the injured can heal and thrive—from Congolese women thriving in a war zone to combat veterans and wolves recovering in…
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