An Anonymous Nurse Writes: Was this Employee Scapegoated?

stressed woman

Every once in a while I hear from healthcare professionals who share concerns, perspectives, or experiences about something they don’t feel safe discussing publicly.  Job risk or retaliation from others are perceived risks.  Yet their stories provide insights and clues about organizational cultures and delivery of care that consumers and healthcare professionals alike can learn […]

An ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Plan that Would Help Nurse Staffing: Is this a Practical Idea or Too Crazy?

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What if EVERYONE who works in a hospital or nursing home, (Excluding anyone physically limited) is required to take a 6-8 week Nurse Assistant course?    The CEO or Nursing Home Administrator giving someone a shower or helping change a combative patient who has been incontinent?  A doctor, are you kidding? People laugh and roll […]

Cool Fundraising Project will Bring the Transformative Power of Improv to Teachers & Classrooms Everywhere

Gary Schwartz

Viola Spolin was a visionary teacher and director and now one of her students, actor, director, and improv teacher, Gary Schwarz is planning to create an online video library of over 200 improvisation activities.  This is very exciting because it brings the potential for transformative teaching to a whole new level!  (As masterful as Spolin’s […]

Similarities in Surgical Errors in USA & UK: What Might These Stats and Nurse Feedback Reveal about People Skills?

  Check out these statistics from the USA and UK and see if you can see any interesting similarities.  And while you do, keep in mind the top three categories of root causes of Sentinel Events from 2010 through 2012 according to the Joint Commission are: Leadership, Human Factors, and Communication. In May of 2013, […]