I have a huge focus on “Medical Improv” these days because it builds respectful, professional behaviors among individuals, teams, and organizations. This is the opposite of bullying! While answering a linkedin question from a nurse leader requesting information about horizontal violence I listed and linked to related posts on “Confident Voices”. Here they are. Please feel free to add your own resources and links via comments.
When Staff Align Against Each Other: Helping Patients Understand & Nurses Stop this Kind of Horizontal Violence
Can Facilitated Discussions on Bullying be Fun & Helpful? Turning Resistance into Engaged Commitment for Change!
Understanding & Stopping Nurse Bullying: A New Book that Makes a Difference
Nurse Leader in Bullying Education Shares Resource in Gesture of Collaboration: Thank You, Renee Thompson!
Communication Dynamics & Patient Safety in the Operating Room: Insights for Surgeon, Nurse, Patient Advocate & Administrative Leaders
Book Review: The Real Healthcare Reform: How Embracing Civility Can Beat Back Burnout & Revive Your Healthcare Career
OD Consultant and Author, Beth Boynton has been trained in the Professor Watson Medical Improv Curriculum at the Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University.
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Testimonials from “Improv for Healthcare Professionals” pilot workshop with Beth Boynton, RN, MS
“Perspective: Serious Play: Teaching Medical Skills With Improvisational Theater Techniques”, Professor Katie Watson, JD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Academic Medicine, Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 2011 – Volume 86 – Issue 10 – pp 1260-1265
“Improvisational Exercises to Improve Pharmacy Students’ Professionals Communication Skills”, Kevin P. Boesen, PharmD, Richard N. Herrier, PharmD, David A. Apgar, PharmD and Rebekah M. Jackowski, PharmD, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, April 2009.