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Conflict Resolution

Conflict

Conflict is aways with us and is no respecter of persons or organizations. It rears its head amongst individuals, families, companies, and businesses. Conflict is especially unavoidable in healthcare and human services-related fields. The long hours, stress, backbreaking work, and mountains of paperwork create a perfect storm of conflict.

Mastering Effective Communication

Mastering Effective Communication

What’s Communication Got To Do With It? No, this is not another rendition of Tina Turner’s famous song. Communication is a big deal. Not only is communication cited as a major reason why couples break up but it is a major reason why errors occur in healthcare and human services settings. Here’s a scary and […]

Compassion Fatigue

Also called “secondary traumatic stress disorder” or “the cost of caring”, compassion fatigue (CF) is an advanced form of burnout characterized by deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Developing slowly over time, it is a quiet and slow erosion of your ability to feel and care for others caused by the overtaxation of your empathy, […]

Healthcare Beauty?

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The words “beauty” and “healthcare” are not usually used in the same sentence. When we think of beauty, we think of an idyllic field of wildflowers, a gorgeous sunset, or a painting by Monet. What does beauty have to do with healthcare?  Healthcare is messy, bloody, and filled with red tape, litigation, and stress. However, […]

The Real Awards

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Millions of health workers around the globe save lives every day. Rarely are they thanked or even recognized for their efforts. It turns out that this is all changing. Save the Children Foundation along with a host of other sponsors have decided to honor and recognize all that by developing The Real Awards. This year […]