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The Art of Healthcare

Exploring the human side of healthcare. Practical conversations with experts to help us connect better, show up better, and understand ourselves and our patients better.

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Jack Holroyde - bringing your whole self to your clinical practice

Episode 30

August 22, 2022

Jack Holroyde - bringing your whole self to your clinical practice

Have you ever felt that you have had to "hide" parts of yourself in your clinical practice? What did that feel like when you did it? Jack Holroyde joins me to talk about bringing your whole self to your practice of healthcare. Jack and I talk about - The concept of professionalism constraining our ability to help someone - Communicating effectively instead of clinically - Appreciating the gravity of our patient's experience in what we might find a mundane interaction - The identity we are assuming, and whether that serves us - Recognising that we are full of shit a lot of the time, and how to become more comfortable with that. - Challenging long held biases   Connect with Jack on Twitter https://twitter.com/jack_holroyde ...

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On Critical Reflective Practice

February 24, 2022

On Critical Reflective Practice

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How to do Values based healthcare

February 13, 2022

How to do Values based healthcare

How well do you understand the values your patient holds? What do they care about besides just getting their problem fixed? We can “fix” their problem AND not actually improve their lives or their health. BUT if we understand what matters to them then we are better able to fix their problem in a way that not only improves their health, but also improves their lives. I’m joined by Eva Villalba for a conversation all about values based healthcare. We chat through What is values based Healthcare? The traditional ways we have been measuring healthcare and why they are outdated now Providing healthcare through a broad lens When and where the best place is to have a values led conversation What it’s like as a patient not having your values taken into account Giving information so people know what to expect and can plan for it Giving people the tools to make informed decisions Predicting and preventing future challenges from occurring Why patients often don’t realise that they can talk about things other than their problem Why Values based care is great for healthcare providers as well as patients Why Values based conversations are important to continue over the whole course of treatment How we can measure values based care Why you shouldn’t measure what you are not going to change How we develop patient partnerships at a micro, macro and meso level ...

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Becoming a Patient Advocate

February 06, 2022

Becoming a Patient Advocate

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A journey of self-development

January 31, 2022

A journey of self-development

We need to develop personally at least as much as we need to develop professionally if we want to deliver great healthcare. I’m joined by Grant Downie OBE, medical and performance specialist consultant. He is also a physiotherapist and mentor for people wanting to improve their leadership and communication skills. Today we talk through Every day is a school dayBroadening our experiences through learning about othersLearning for curiosity NOT perfectionAdvancing our learning past the fear of getting thring wrongPushing the boundaries and waiting for the science to catch upUsing scientific principles AND remember you are an artistWhy Grant has never treated an injury in his lifeThe art of changing the metaphorNot using belittling languageBroadening our vision of the person past the pathologyDeveloping our emotional intelligenceSeeking help ourselvesTrying to solve problems we need to learn how to manage insteadShowing your own vulnerabilitiesNot telling people how to see the world, but trying to understand how they see itUnderstanding your strengths and working on themCreating personal development plans as well as professional development plansFiguring out how to treat the person opposite you the way they want to be treated ...

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Health Equity and Humanistic Health Systems

January 23, 2022

Health Equity and Humanistic Health Systems

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