What A Toxic Culture Can Do To Healthcare

Working in healthcare is a noble endeavor, and it can be extremely stressful. Not only do healthcare providers need to be up to date on the latest treatments and protocols, but they must also be aware of the environment in which they deliver care. A toxic healthcare environment is one that is characterized by mistrust,

Practicing Emotional Safety in Healthcare

Healthcare workers work with people in their most vulnerable states. Some patients face life-threatening illnesses, while others experience severe chronic pain and may struggle to find the words to describe how they’re feeling. Medical professionals relate to these emotions.  In fact, Healthcare organizations have higher staff turnover rates because the task of caring for someone

Practicing Physical Safety in Healthcare

Although Healthcare workers are accustomed to overcoming challenges, staff safety is imperative to provide safe patient care. When workers can comfortably and confidently perform their roles, they’re better equipped to meet all their patients’ needs. Although we associate healthcare with wellness, medical environments can pose serious risks to the physical safety of workers. So today,

Creating Psychological Safety in Healthcare

Wellness comprises psychological and physical elements. Psychological safety is a crucial and often underexplored area in healthcare. This includes the staff’s feelings of safety among one another. A lack of inclusion or connection among healthcare staff can create significant risk. It stops people from being authentic and bringing their best to work because, deep down,

Balancing the Well-Being of Healthcare Staff with Patient Care

We often refer to patient-centered care, but what about the professionals who make it all possible? Research shows that physician and staff satisfaction affects care. Working on the well-being of professional and non-professional staff is essential to maintaining the highest standard of care. Prioritizing the Well-Being of Healthcare Staff When each staff member knows their

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Managing Relationships as a Healthcare Professional

In healthcare, collaboration affects every patient. Isolated healthcare professionals lack the support, guidance, and connection necessary to give their patients the best possible care. Isolated professionals provide fragmented healthcare, which has lower quality and higher cost than care that is coordinated. UC Davis Medical Center outlines the importance of nurses’ holding relationships with one another, writing, “Healthy

The Importance of Compassion in Healthcare

We often say actions speak louder than words — but words matter just as much to patients. Compassion helps patients more than most realize. Compassion creates the support and understanding that permeates every other treatment you provide. Today, we’ll discuss how compassionate healthcare looks and how healthcare professionals can start offering more compassion to their

How to Cope After Delivering a Life-Altering Diagnosis

A dreadful diagnosis directly impacts the person delivering the news and the person receiving it. The feeling of sorrow when you have to deliver a life-altering diagnosis, from terminal illness to chronic condition, can be overwhelming, and it never gets any easier. Delivering a life-altering diagnosis will affect the mental health and overall well-being of

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How to Cope After Receiving a Life-altering Diagnosis

No one is ever truly ready for a life-altering diagnosis. When you receive news from your doctor of a life-threatening disease or chronic illness, your identity and self-perception may shatter.  This is one of the hardest things you’ve ever experienced. I want to let you know that you are not alone. Many of my clients

Quiet Quitting in Healthcare

In healthcare, while we focus on patients, we should not forget to care for ourselves. The burnout rates among healthcare workers, are, in fact, some of the highest in the country. The responsibility for managing the consequences of burnout ultimately falls on the shoulders of the already burdened remaining staff. This may explain the worrisome

Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Discomfort can feel threatening. We naturally prefer experiences that bring us joy and a sense of peace. Why, then, would we intentionally enter a situation that we know will be tough? Accepting challenges that intimidate us can strengthen us and help us.  Today, I’m sharing how to find comfort inside discomfort and why this could be one

Seclusion: The Good and the Bad for Self-Improvement

Seeking a safe, calm space where you can be alone with your thoughts, away from the distractions and noise of daily life, can be both enriching and rewarding.  You can learn to look inward and rediscover what truly sparks your creativity and makes you feel alive. As a result, you’ll feel recharged and ready to