Leading Healthcare Professionals are Utilizing Medical Improv!-August 13-Google Event-Meet One of the Experts Now: Edward J. Dunn, MD, SciD.

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Do you wonder how leading physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and medical students are developing innovative options to care for patients and one another in unexpected ways?

Medical Improv:  Exploring Learning Experiences for Promoting Safe Care, Patient Experience, & Rewarding Careers” will air on Google +!  11:00 AM EST-save the date and time to catch it live!  Sponsored by The Infusion Group, with Judy White, SPHR, GPHR and co-facilitated by Integrative Health Specialist, Stephanie Frederick, M.Ed, RN, this promises to be one of the most ‘out-of-the-box’ and hopeful messages for the future of healthcare you’ve seen yet!

As an Organizational Development Consultant & Author specializing in communication and collaboration, I am convinced that “Medical Improv” will help healthcare professionals and organizations provide safe, quality, and cost-effective care.  During our live session, I will share more about the principles of Improv, the skills it builds, the need for same in healthcare today, and the most cutting edge and innovative applications for healthcare!  Joining me is an impressive panel of leaders in this exciting new field, many of whom participated in the first ever train-the-trainer conference last month at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. (It was truly the most amazing professional experience I have ever had!)

One of our distinguished guests will be Edward J. Dunn, MD, SciD.  Edward Dunn

Dr. Dunn practiced cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for 20 years before following a path in health policy and management over the past 10 years.  He is currently the director of the integrated ethics program at the Lexington VA Medical Center and adjunct professor of health policy and management at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.  As a principle investigator for a 3-year funded grant from the Veterans Medical Center, he developed an interactive, experiential training program  for healthcare professionals in the disclosure of adverse events. Improvisational theatre methods were recently integrated into workshop for the program.

Over the next few weeks I’ll share more about who’s who in the line-up.  Stay tuned for that and….don’t miss this chance to hear about Ed’s work using Medical Improv with disclosure following a sentinel event!  August 13, 2013-1100 am EST!  At event page, please click “YES” if you can join us and help build the momentum!


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2 Responses to Leading Healthcare Professionals are Utilizing Medical Improv!-August 13-Google Event-Meet One of the Experts Now: Edward J. Dunn, MD, SciD.

  1. Hi Debra,
    Thanks so much for your feedback and encouragement! I love the term “social technologies”! I think we need to integrate into undergrad curricula for all healthcare professions, orientation programs, and hospitals! Imagine building interdisciplinary relationships before silos can even get started! Sounds like you have done some amazing work (in addition to your leadership on the “Good Conduct” standard with TJC!)

    I’m not sure when I started integrated improv into my communication and collaboration workshops. I remember in grad school, when I thought I was getting out of healthcare, I created a model using it to teach emotional intelligence to kids! My son and I took an Improv class together when he was in Jr. High! It was so much fun. We’re on a wave I think. Take care, Beth

  2. So great to see that applied improvisation is expanding. I have been using improv to teach health professionals since 1994 and I find it to be one of the most useful ‘social technologies’ for teaching communication, creativity, teamwork, patient safety and conflict engagement around. I have taught over 10,000 people using these techniques and I can say that it works across all age groups, nationalities, education levels and experience levels. Keep up the great work!

What are your thoughts?