So much of what we study for careers in healthcare is clinical, scientific, and can be learned from a book, whereas developing relational competencies such as empathy, self-awareness, and management of our feelings is more about behavioral learning and inherently involves others. For instance , we can learn the intellectual aspects of listening such as paraphrasing, validating, suspending judgment, and using receptive body language [...]
Can “Improv for Healthcare Professionals’ Help Us to Provide Safe, Quality Care & Enjoy Rewarding Careers?
I’ve known Pat Iyer for several years through her work as a Legal Nurse Consultant and as a an advocate for Patient Safety. I met Barbara Levin recently at an Advance job fair where I heard her speak about social media issues in healthcare, which was fascinating! I have the utmost respect for both nurse [...]
Please Share Invitation to FREE Innovative Workshops w/ Doctors, Nurses, & Allied Healthcare Professionals
I’m writing this post from my friend’s cozy couch at Josias River Farm in Cape Neddick, ME. I’ve got a fire going in the wood stove and a cup of coffee. One of the three dogs is barking and I should probably let her in….I should also feed the goats soon, but am going to [...]