Tag Archives: communication

What to say when the wrong thing was said

This week on #hcldr we welcome special guest host – Sarah Greene @ResearchMatters. Sarah is an active participant in the #hcldr community and has some amazing insights into a variety of healthcare issues. She has chosen a fascinating topic for this week’s discussion – communication errors in healthcare. Blog post by Sarah Greene Good intentions […]

A Foundation for Better Care: The Case for Better Nurse-Physician Collaboration

Blog post by Irene Andress, Dr Rajiv Singal, Sarah Coppinger, Sharon Navarro of Toronto East General Hospital Over the last four decades, an enlightenment has taken hold of the healthcare culture. Today’s nurses are seen as “knowledge workers” by physicians and interprofessional practitioners alike. It is a sharp contrast to a century ago when nurses were […]

Jan 14th Chat – Do you see what I see? Healthcare leaders demonstrating leadership in their tweets

Blog post by Lisa Fields Healthcare leader (#HCLDR) is the only tweet chat I know of out of 163 Healthcare Tweet Chats listed by Symplur that include the word “leadership” in their title. When we first began our tweet chat there was some confusion because we simply took it for granted that people would consider […]

Dec 17 Chat – Leana Wen MD Who’s my Doctor

Blog post by Lisa Fields I first met Leana Wen MD this fall when she presented  Back to the Basics: the power of the patient narrative (Preview) during Medicine X at Stanford Medical School. As part of her introduction she shared in the Stanford material she stated: “The patients’ story forms the cornerstone of medical care. Studies […]

Dec 10 Chat – Work-Life Balance

Blog post by Colin Hung The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time of great celebration, reflection and fun. It is also a time of tremendous stress. It seems that things move faster during the holidays. The days compress, evenings aren’t as relaxing and there’s something happening every weekend. Every year I feel more […]

Dec 3rd Chat – Let’s Talk About Sex

Blog post by Lisa Fields Recently I viewed the presentation Patient Reported Outcomes Data in Action Dame Cicely Saunders International Seminar given by Amy Abernethy, MD PhD. I was struck by Dr. Abernethy’s  words. Sexual distress is one of the top five concerns in our oncology clinics as well as in our palliative care patients. Shortly […]

Nov 26th Chat – Thanksgiving, The Perfect time to Engage with Grace.

Blog post by Lisa Fields This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. We thought it’d be fun to use this holiday theme for this week’s #HCLDR, much like we did last month when we had a Thanksgiving chat with our Canadian friends (they celebrate about a month earlier).  Please join us Tuesday November 26th […]