When Words Hurt! by Patricia Evans (Some take-homes for us in healthcare, don’ t you think?)

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by Patricia Evans Since the first edition of my book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, I have heard from thousands of people who said, “I knew something was wrong. I just didn’t know what.” More than 98% of these were women, although more men are coming forward each year who are suffering on-going verbal abuse from their female partners. It […]

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Proves “Boston Strong” as MIT Center for Extreme Bionics Replaces Leg & Gets Her Back on the Dance Floor! Watch….

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This is an inspiring video that culminates in a dance. A dance by a Boston marathon bomb victim who is a victim no more! She is Adriane Haslet-Davis dancing with a bionic leg made by MIT Media Lab, (dancing with her best friend’s regular dance partner, Christian Lightner).  A compelling story about human spirit, amazing technology, […]

How Elizabeth Scala’s ‘What do you want?’ Message Helped Create an Exciting Collaborative Opportunity!

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I’ve been a practicing RN for over 25 years and have had way more than I would ever want of understaffed shifts and relentless pressure to do more with less.  After a while I think it is human nature to shut down to or resist change.  I understand this and to some extent a little […]

Curious to Learn Medical Improv? The 1st One at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was Amazing! Check Out 2nd One at University of Washington School of Medicine this May!

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Last June I attended the very first Medical Improv Train-the-Trainer conference in Chicago at the NUFSOM!  This four day conference included a small group of nurses, doctors, attorneys, social workers and actors who specialized in improvisation and standardized patients!  Here’s a review of the event!  Some of us had experience in Improv and others did […]