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Courageous Conversations

“….my understanding is that the first step to take in having a real conversation is simply to stop having the one that you are having now.By definition the courageous conversation is the conversation that you’re not having nowand also, by definition the courageous conversation is the one that you don’t want to haveand the courageous

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Making your “Hidden Curriculum” Visible

The “hidden curriculum”, symbolizes those forces and behaviors, both good and bad, that we observe and absorb throughout medical education and training. The question is whether we are fully aware of and above all, in agreement with the playbook that we are following? Without a conscious reckoning with this powerful, pervasive undercurrent in our lives,

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Beyond resilience: the urgent call for “soul talk” in medicine

(as published on Kevin MD) – https://www.kevinmd.com/2024/01/beyond-resilience-the-urgent-call-for-soul-talk-in-medicine.html  Burnout: “an erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit and will.” Christine Maslach (The Truth about Burnout by Maslach and Leiter)      “Shredding of the soul.” Rita Nakashima Brock (Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America) The word

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Misalignment of Values: The Canary in the Mine

Discovering the profound dissonance between their values and those expressed, overtly or covertly, by their workplace is a common theme with many of my physician clients. Initially, they may experience a degree of relief at recognizing that this conflict underlies much of the frustration, anger, anxiety and even sadness that they are experiencing with their

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