Tag Archives: healthcare

Authentic Listening in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood – Steven Covey Is your doctor really present during your visit? – Suzanne Koven M.D. The topic of Authentic Listening has become even more important since I originally published this in 2015. We have not yet moved the needle toward true meaningful engagement that […]

Importance of Trust in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Trust in healthcare. Sounds old-school and a bit paternalistic, right? I’m definitely not talking about that kind of blind trust. Trust in healthcare – the system and the medical profession is rooted in experience, connections, and perception. Different segments of society have varying levels of trust based on socio-economic status, race, […]

Meeting the Patient in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian (For a quick review, view the #Storify summary of the chat!) The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. ~ Sir William Osler, M.D. Where do you meet the patient? Where do you meet the clinician? Is the playing field level, eye to eye, or […]

Illusion of Choice in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour The idea of free will and the meaning of choice have been a philosophical discussion since the beginning of spoken language. I’d like to focus on something a bit less esoteric – choice or the illusion of […]

Staying Optimistic

Blog post by Colin Hung This week marks the beginning of very interesting time in world politics. Regardless of whether you support Mr. Trump or not, there can be no doubt that his Presidency will usher in a time of tremendous change. I don’t believe anyone can predict what will happen in the next four […]

Gamification in Healthcare – Let’s Play!

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Playing a game is the voluntary effort to overcome unnecessary obstacles. -Bernard Suits Introduction Game-play focuses and controls our attention, taps into our innate strengths, thrills us utterly, and compels us to greater resilience in the attainment of more powerful and effective skills. For these reasons, some believe that […]

Time to Decouple Fear and Health

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe M.D. Pseudo-dangers represent further opportunities to avoid problems we do not wish to confront….  – Barry Glassner  The Culture of Fear Introduction For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the increasing role that fear has played as a tactic in persuading patients to choose certain treatments in healthcare, and […]