HealthCare

Oct
09

Using the “P-A-C-T”: How Understanding the Preferred Listening Styles of Others Can Enhance Communication During the Global Pandemic

Overview Our interpersonal exchanges with others, even in the best of times, are typically dynamic and unpredictable. Regardless of whether it’s a professional, personal, or impersonal relationship, discerning how to accurately interpret meaning is sometimes a challenge.  Perhaps you may have a conflict with a colleague who has ridiculed a family photo on your desk, [...]
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Oct
09

Listening and Mental Health

Decades from now, 2020 will be remembered as the year when much of life stood still. As we struggled under the weight of a worldwide COVID-19 crisis, and the related economic and social consequences that accompanied it, a second pandemic took shape: a mental health pandemic. It is this second challenge to our collective health [...]
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Jun
09

Empathic Listening and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Imagine, if you will, feeling ill—headache, fever—you’ve lost your sense of taste and smell, and it is getting a bit difficult to breathe comfortably. After weeks in self-isolation, you’re taken to the hospital which now has a series of triage tents lining the front walk. After navigating the first tent you’re told that you could [...]
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Jun
09

Listening to Music During the Covid-19 Crisis… Works Even in the ICU

May 12th, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, stichting MuzIC re-started playing their regular musical interactions after a 3-month lockdown. They played at the Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in Den Bosch (Netherlands) The violin and guitar tunes played went well with the rising positive ambiance of the ICU. The first reactions of patients, both Covid-19 and [...]
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Jun
09

Listen to the Facts on Covid-19

As of the date of writing, the Covid-19 has infected over 5,716,570 people globally, with over 356,131  deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Most countries are currently in a state of lockdown as we attempt to prevent the further spread of the virus. Now more than ever it is important to exercise critical listening skills, [...]
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Jun
13

Voices in Your Head: The Importance of Inner Listening

Listening to our inner selves is one of the keys to a happy and healthy life. So many people go through their lives with voices in their head saying ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘there is something wrong with me’ or ‘I am unlovable’, for example. But how can we transform this unhelpful and life-defeating thinking and as a result, lead a happier and potentially healthier life?

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Mar
18

Listening: imperative for patient safety

Listening in the healthcare encounter is a complex matter–even if it appears easy at first glance. In fact, listening is an underused potential. Listening is about understanding what the patient is saying to draw out the fundamental ideas, while gathering information to find answers and weigh options.

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The art and skill of active listening

All human progress starts with communication. Without learning from others, understanding challenges and problems, receiving constructive input and feedback that make us grow, and getting our points across, we can never reach our full potential as creative human beings. Yet we are often bad at communication, and what we may perceive as a meaningful dialogue […]

By Karl Ekdahl | HealthCare . Members Articles
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Listening from a Nurse’s Perspective

Samantha Molinar Nunez BSN, RN It takes a special person to be a nurse. We care for people who are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. We are here to listen to concerns, complaints, compliments, and everything in between. Our duty as nurses is to be advocates for our patients. [...]
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From Sound of Silence* to Sound of Caring

“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.”

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