Tag Archive for ‘communication’
Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency
Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.
Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action
Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.
The traits of outstanding surgeons are described, as is the role of mentorship and open communication, both of which support achieving excellence in surgery.
The factors contributing to handoff communication failures are defined as are practical solutions for curbing handoff miscommunication.
Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.
Dr. Britt, ACS Past-President, shares his views on the state of patient safety in an interview with Dr. Lipshy.
Trust is the basis for a productive physician-patient according to Dr. Pellegrini, who summarizes his John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture presented at Clinical Congress 2016.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the importance of striking a balance between traditional surgical training and advances in technology and communication.
This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.
Pimping as a common pedagogic technique throughout the history of formal medical education is examined in this article, which also describes the pros and cons of this technique and offers suggestions for effectively engaging in pimping.
Dr. Rodriguez and a team of more than 100 health care professionals established new standards of care after completing the most extensive facial transplant to date.
Strategies for leadership development and physician engagement are summarized in this article, including three key traits of effective leaders: conviction, communication, and collaboration.
How surgeons can apply high reliability concepts, such as The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement methodology, is the focus of this month’s column.
To create a culture of safety in the OR, surgeons need to establish a nonthreatening environment that eliminates the traditional hierarchy.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes five key concepts for defining individual and professional success.
The role of communication in determining a surgeon’s success is explored in this article, which offers advice for conveying information to surgical team colleagues and patients, and provides advice for negotiating contracts.
Improving communication with physicians, particularly through The Joint Commission’s new blog JC Physician, is the focus of this month’s column.
Underscoring the role of effective communication in delivering high-quality patient-centered care, this article describes how certain tools, including checklists and the development of multidisciplinary teams, can be used to improve the dissemination of key information.
“In health care, the culture of intimidation is often perpetuated down the chain, as that same intimidated individual turns around and bullies a resident or medical student,” observes the author of this month’s column. Although the surgical profession has begun to address disruptive behavior over the past decade, there is still a demonstrated need for continued improvement at medical institutions throughout the country.
Although most surgeons recognize good leaders and appreciate the importance of leadership, knowing how to develop leadership skills may be less clear.