Category Archives: Patient Safety

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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 Why Selling Trumpcare with “Patient-Centered Care” Sickens the Primary Care Doctor

Op-ed by Kenneth Dolkart, MD Have you ever heard people talk nonsense about something you know about? Perhaps you’ve had a laugh when you hear people talking through their hat about a machine you work on, a technique you know, … Continue reading

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