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The Power of Patient Advocacy: An Example of Relational Healthcare!

by Kathy Clark, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.M. I write briefly to highlight the power of patient advocacy, in this case, the power of both the patient and his mother.  Anthony, his mother and father, physicians, nurses, administrators, and other healthcare practitioners worked … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Dynamics Interfering with Effective Teamwork? Safe Care? Patient Experience?

Medical Improv is an experiential learning process that promotes individual and team growth in these areas all along the continuum.  In fact,  a nurse and physician in the same activity can result in,  the nurse developing assertiveness while the physician … Continue reading

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Quality & Safety Intersection: Medical Improv & Health Care!

“Improvisation is about teamwork, being in the moment, doing the best you can with what you have,….and so is medicine”.  —Katie Watson, Medical Improv originator) Health care practitioners and improvisers are driven by the same paradox:  the need to prepare … Continue reading

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