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Effective Communication Calls Upon Us to Share Power….Hmmmmmm, maybe that’s why it is so hard?

As an applied improv teacher, nurse, woman, mother, sister, and friend, I think a lot about communication!  I study the impact it has on outcomes in healthcare such as patient safety, patient experience, morale, and utilization of resources.  I reflect … Continue reading

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The Importance of Listening in Healthcare

By Alene Nitzky, Ph.D. RN OCN I’m not sure who said it originally, but it’s been said that we have two ears, but just one mouth, for a reason. Listening is what we do when we take the time to build … Continue reading

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Fine Tuning Empathy and the Art of Listening

by Melinda Fouts, Ph.D., Global Executive Coach “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  ~ Aristotle While contemplating on the quote above, I would have to say that Aristotle was addressing a major component of emotional intelligence, … Continue reading

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