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Using Status Behaviors Wisely as Clinicians

There is a fascinating discussion about status and human behavior in Keith Johnstone’s seminal book for actors, “Impro“.  He maintains that vying for high or low status positions in our relationships is going on constantly and that as audience members … Continue reading

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Would These 3 Steps Prevent Elder Abuse?

We know what safe, gentle, patient, compassionate care looks like and there are many organizations that promote a vision/mission that includes a description.  When examples of abuse hit the mainstream, as with this news report video from Spring 2013 and … Continue reading

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Aiming for Optimal Vs Positive Patient Experience-If We Can Get Real, We Can Get Better!

Granted there are some truly joyful times for patients and families that involve hospital or other healthcare experiences.  Mr. Smith, your brain tumor is benign.  We should have no trouble removing it and you’ll be 100% fully recovered in a … Continue reading

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