Category Archives: Assertiveness

Article Highlighting Alan Alda’s Work in Communicating Science & The Emerging Field of Medical Improv

I’m honored to have “Medical Improv: A New Way to Improve Communication”  be referenced in Jude Treder-Wolff’s recent article,  Creating A Climate For Communication In Science and Medicine Through Improvisation.  Here is an excerpt to pique your interest.  I think you … Continue reading

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Mandatory Overtime, Nurse Fatigue, & Medical Errors-Ohio Nurses Fight Back!

Can an employer threaten or intimidate you for refusing overtime?  On paper that should absolutely not be the case, however, nurses in Ohio are living out the opposite. According to Ohio Nurses Association (ONA), nurses are routinely threatened by their … Continue reading

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“Voices from the Field” Medline Series on Medical Improv

A little over two years ago, I started some “Guestblogging” for Medline on the emerging field of Medical Improv.  The series provides a great overview of the topic for those interested in understanding why we need it and how powerful … Continue reading

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