Author Archives: Stephanie Frederick, M.Ed

Helping Corporate Cultures Shift in a Positive Way

The Affordable Care Act calls on us to collaborate with other health professionals and communicate effectively with the patients/clients we serve.  Yet how do we begin that process?  Whether you’re a wellness coordinator, physician, educator, public health director, researcher……we’ve all … Continue reading

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Quality & Safety Intersection: Medical Improv & Health Care!

“Improvisation is about teamwork, being in the moment, doing the best you can with what you have,….and so is medicine”.  —Katie Watson, Medical Improv originator) Health care practitioners and improvisers are driven by the same paradox:  the need to prepare … Continue reading

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Patient Engagement, Shared Decision Making, & NOT ‘Fixing’- On Becoming a Better Nurse Coach

Several years ago I became certified as an Intrinsic Coach®.  It was certainly one of the more challenging courses I’ve ever pursued, and I still don’t consider myself the best of nurse coaches.  Why?  My best guess is that as … Continue reading

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