Celebrate Improvisation in Science and Medicine: Save 50% x 48 Hours

Jude Treder-Wolff has written a comprehensive and compelling review of Alan Alda’s book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?  and my own in her article released today, Creating a Climate for Communication in Science & Medicine through Improvisation.

I’m grateful and honored to be in such revered company.

To celebrate the important work of Applied Improvisation you can save 50% on “Medical Improv: A New Way to Improve Communication” through 7/12/2017 3pm EST.

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Breaking Through Barriers To Change-Smithtown, NY-7/11, (Med Improv Book Goes to Next Two Who….)

Leading change initiatives anyone?  

I’ve learned and continue to learn so much from cutting edge improv/MSW/teacher, Jude Treder-Wolff!  I want you to know about her next workshop!

AND… I’ve given her a couple of copies of my new book, “Medical Improv:  A New Way to Improve Communication” to give away at this workshop too.

SOOOO….the next two peeps who sign up will get one!

…AND, I’m pretty sure that everyone who signs up will have a wonderful opportunity to learn how applied improvisation can be used to….

Breaking Through Barriers to Change!

In this workshop, learn games and exercises for use in groups, classes, and individual work. These are powerful tools that therapists and educators in any area of practice can use to share information in a highly engaging way and provide hands-on interpersonal, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.  –Carl Jung

What else is Jude up to in NY?  A LOT!

Check out: (mostly) TRUE THINGS – the storytelling show she Icreated and hosts- at STORYFEST next Friday, July 14, at 9:30 pm, at The Pit Loft, 154 W 29th St., New York, NY. And her new show “This Isn’t Helping” which will be part of Speak Up! Rise Up! storytelling festival to be performed on Tues Aug. 15 at 9:30 pm.

I highly recommend her work!

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

Can an employer threaten or intimidate you for refusing overtime? 

Ohio Mandatory Overtime Infographic

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 employers if they turn down any overtime hours. Not only are nurses threatened, they are guilted into taking the overtime with threats of patient abandonment charges which is an infraction that leaves them vulnerable to medical malpractice lawsuits or forfeiting their license. However, Ohio nurses no longer want to live under this fear and on May 24, 2017, a large number of nurses joined together in protest of this widespread use of mandatory overtime in the state. A multitude of professional caregivers gathered in the atrium of Buckeye State’s Columbus statehouse, all in unison demanding legal changes be made that would provide nurses a greater voice in staffing assignments.

Nurse Fatigue Statistics Infographic

The nurses have every right to fight over this mandatory overtime because if they don’t it will only get worse. As it stands many nurses work shifts that are 12.5 hours or more. This is not only exhausting but, dangerous because it increases the risk of medical errors by 300%. Below is an infographic that explains the exact stats and risks these Ohio nurses are fighting against when it comes to mandatory overtime.

Author Bio:

Tim Becker Partner at Minneapolis’ Johnson // Becker PLLC, and lead sponsor of WageAdvocates.com. He is committed to providing clients effective, aggressive legal representation, and has prosecuted numerous individual FLSA violation claims.

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