Category Archives: Patient Safety

Can you fail your way to success?

by Levi Belnap Del Close, the legendary improv teacher used to say, “Follow the fear”. He knew the only one to get better, face your fear and practice. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already a believer in the … Continue reading

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What Happens with Medical Improv in a Room Full of Nurses?

Catching my breath after returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and presenting a Medical Improv workshop that focused on building emotional intelligence for Patient-centered Care at the International Nursing Symposium.  The symposium was part of the Security Forces Hospital’s initiative … Continue reading

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Passive, Aggressive, & Passive-aggressive Behaviors as a Consequence of Lack of Listening

Assertiveness is not only about speaking up, ironically it is also about listening and being heard. Being assertive means speaking up about your own needs while being respectful of others.  As such, there is an inherent relationship involved in any … Continue reading

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