Tag Archives: Teambuilding

The Bridge Between Improv Comedy and Medical Improv!

I’ll never be a professional improvisor and don’t plan on returning to direct care as an RN. What I AM focused on is building a bridge between the transformative learning from theatre improvisation and skills we need to develop healthier relationships, teams, cultures, and systems. My 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in Assertiveness, Communication in Healthcare, Complexity in nursing, Diversity, Healthy Workplaces, Listening, Medical Improv, Workplace Bullying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AHRQ IS Listening!

A few weeks ago I was preparing a webinar on the Deeper Work of Teaching Assertiveness for F.A. Davis Publishing.  In it I discussed some blindspots I’ve noticed in our solutions to date re: improving communication in healthcare.  I also included … Continue reading

Posted in Communication in Healthcare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Spider Webs, Patient Safety, & Professional Relationships! Hmmmmm.

A spider web is an amazing complex adaptive system.  It’s inter-related parts can remain in tact while responding to wind, rain, and trapped insects. With a little imagination, we can use one as a metaphor to consider approaches for “Soft” skill development in … Continue reading

Posted in Communication in Healthcare, Complexity in nursing, Diversity, Healthy Workplaces, Holistic Health, Medical Improv, Nurse Entreprenuers, Nurse Leadership, Patient Safety, Teambuilding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments