Category Archives: Assertiveness

“Gibberish Talk Show Host” A Way to Help Nurses & Doctors Practice Sharing Power!

We’ve been struggling with communication and collaboration in healthcare forever.  One reason for this is that speaking up requires taking on more power and listening requires sharing it. These skills also interface with our ability to lead and follow and … Continue reading

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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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