Why communication is a patient safety issue

Effective and efficient communication can help create a culture of excellence which in turn delivers value for patients, families, and fellow caregivers.  This value enhances outcomes, safety, and efficiency of care. It also helps patients go home with a plan to restore health and lessen the chances of repeat visits and hospital readmissions. A study […]

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Are you present in body and mind?

See the difference mindfulness and presence can make in a therapeutic relationship. Q&A with Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH, eric.dinenberg@xpeditionhealth.com Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH, a member of The IHE faculty, has conducted research and training on mindfulness for physicians, allied health and patients. His interests include resiliency for healthcare providers, mindfulness applied to population health, mindfulness […]

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The clarifying lens of empathy

What empathy adds to your daily interactions with patients and team Empathy enables you to put yourself in your patient’s shoes. Your ability to see and feel the situation from another person’s perspective can help you grow as a caregiver. Some are concerned that it can also make you feel drained and perhaps even compromise […]

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