Tag Archives: healing

Healing: The Power of Poetry & The Arts

Introduction by Joe Babaian. Blog by Britta Bloomquist, Pamela Ressler MS, RN, and Brian Stork, MD This week on #hcldr we have three very special guest hosts – Britta Bloomquist, Pam Ressler, and Brian Stork. They are focusing on the power of poetry and the arts to heal. It’s truly a very personal journey for […]

Laughter + Medicine

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week’s #hcldr chat on Emotional Support For Patients, Families and Clinicians After An Adverse Event featured special guests Linda K Kenney (@lindakkenney) and Winnie Tobin (@wntobin). Both are from the MITSS organization out of Boston which helps healthcare providers implement programs to help people after an error has occurred. […]

The Science of Healing Places – April 15 2014 Chat

Blog post by Lisa Fields I first became interested in Esther Sternberg MD after listening to a remarkable interview by Krista Tippett’s (@kristatippett) host of On Being (@Beingtweets). “Esther Sternberg is an immunologist and a pioneer on this new frontier that’s giving rise to disciplines like neuroimmunology and environmental psychology. Architects are working with scientists to […]

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 […]

Nov 5th Chat – The Bunjee Jump (Medical Version)

Blog post by Gia Sison. Intro by Colin Hung. Last week we were privileged to have Dr. Gia Sison as our guest on #HCLDR, It was an amazing and educational chat – one that will be remembered by Lisa and I for a long time. You can read the transcript of that chat here (courtesy […]

Oct 29 Chat – The Jekyll-Hyde Experience – When the doctor becomes the patient.

From Lisa Fields Colin and I are humbled that our dear friend Dr. Gia Sison will be our guest for our first anniversary of #HCLDR. She is one of the most respected physicians on Twitter due to her medical knowledge, content, engaging tweets and ability to develop so many authentic relationships with healthcare leaders all […]

July 9 Chat – The Science of Improv

This week Healthcare Leaders is once again exploring medicine and music. Tonight we’re going to explore the science of improv. I’ve been interested in drumming circles since I first saw my friend @JordanEM LIVE tweeting from the @AMTAInc Conference last year. I’ll never forget the tweets and pictures I saw during an evening drumming circle. My […]

#HCLDR Chat – May 14 2013 – Music+Medicine: The intersection between story & science

As a health and science writer for The New York Times, and author of the book Island Practice, I am fascinated by the intersection of science and anecdote, by the way that something that initially seems to be a serendipitous occurrence can open the door to discoveries of new and effective medical approaches. One recent […]

#HCLDR Chat – April 2 2013 – Medicine and Music

Our health care leader community is a wonderfully diverse gathering of volunteers. We are fortunate to have a rich international collection of interdisciplinary people who are passionate about health care and leadership. It’s important to me to read your blogs, watch YouTube clips, TED talks, listen to your songs and see your tweets. I began […]