Unchartered Waters

How one woman became the first elected official of a centuries-old people and how their future will impact us all

Authors

  • Regina Hoffman, MBA, RN Patient Safety Authority

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33940/interview/2020.12.9

Abstract

Meet Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine—computer scientist turned head-of-state. Since 2000, she has led the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a group of more than 1 million inhabitants on the southeastern shores of the United States. She sat down with Editor-in-Chief Regina Hoffman to discuss life on the Sea Islands, strategies to improve care for minority patients, and how one Gullah/Geechee native launched a national movement to defend workers’ rights—and why you have never heard about it.

Author Biography

Regina Hoffman, MBA, RN, Patient Safety Authority

Regina Hoffman is executive director of Pennsylvania’s Patient Safety Authority (PSA), an independent agency charged with taking steps to reduce medical errors by identifying problems and recommending solutions to promote patient safety, and editor-in-chief of Patient Safety, PSA’s peer-reviewed journal.

Waters and trees in South Carolina

Published

2020-12-17

How to Cite

Hoffman, R. (2020). Unchartered Waters: How one woman became the first elected official of a centuries-old people and how their future will impact us all. Patient Safety, 2(4), 88–97. https://doi.org/10.33940/interview/2020.12.9
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