Tag Archives: doctors

Powerful or Powerless in Healthcare?

Blog post by Colin Hung “Knowledge is power” – Francis Bacon It’s the week after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, so a short #hcldr blog is just what we need to ease back into the regular routine. 🙂 Last week a headline from HealthcareScene caught my eye and it stuck with me: “Do You […]

Keep’n it Real in Healthcare Advertising

Blog post by Colin Hung It’s in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous. –Brene Brown Next Tuesday (November 8th) is election day in the US. Four years ago in 2012, we made the decision not to hold a […]

What healthcare can learn from Olympians

Blog post by Colin Hung This week marks the start of the games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Over 11,000 athletes from 206 nations will be competing for top honors in their sport. Collectively these elite athletes represent the pinnacle of their respective sports. In honor of the Olympics I thought it […]

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 […]

Flip The Complaint

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln Human beings seem hardwired to complain. To breathe is to complain, it seems. Americans in particular, are considered to be particularly expert at it. Superficial complaints about healthcare are a […]

Sacrifice

Blog post by Colin Hung The next #hcldr tweetchat falls on November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. In honour of that day, this upcoming chat is dedicated to combat medics, international aid workers, healthcare volunteers and all other brave men and women who have served or are currently serving abroad. Personally, November 11th is […]

What are we waiting for? Rethinking the waiting experience in healthcare.

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week, a close friend of mine was telling me about “an amazing experience” that he had at a doctor’s office. He arrived 10 minutes before his appointment and was floored by the modern furniture and welcoming décor of the waiting room. The room was full of up-to-date reading material […]