Emotional Intelligence & Interpersonal Skills are Underlying Causes of Key Issues

By Beth BoyntonVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

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Healthcare is rich with human interactions and relationships.  Whether inter-professional or therapeutic in nature, our relationships influence our communication, teamwork, cultures and systems.  When this ‘soft’ skill set is healthy, the influence is more likely to be positive.  When it is limited or dysfunctional, the outcomes can be catastrophic. There are links between such ‘soft’ skills and serious, persistent, and … Read More

How to Help Others Help Themselves

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The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook for the nursing industry revealed that there were more than 2.7 million registered nurses in 2012. From now through 2022, the number of jobs expected to become available in nursing will increase at an astonishing rate of 19 percent. From now through 2022, nursing jobs expected to become available will … Read More

Caring for America: Patient-Centered Versus Paper-Focused

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Nurses continue to rank as the most trustworthy profession.  As the healthcare landscape changes, it’s creating new opportunities and challenges for those in the field.  Today, we hear from Cathy in Wisconsin.  As a dedicated nurse of nearly 40 years, she’s worked in the military and in the homes of patients and brings intriguing perspective about her greatest successes and the … Read More

Caring for America: A Journey of Caring

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The emotional and professional demands on nurses are greater than most of us can imagine. Patient population on the rise. Staffing shortages. Compassion fatigue. Despite these factors, nurses find a way to stay passionate, energized and dedicated. As part of Medline’s Caring for America blog series, Holly in Massachusetts talks about making a difference in the lives of some of … Read More

Caring for America: More is Caught Than Taught

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Through this Caring for America blog, I’ve had the honor of speaking with some incredible clinicians who are making a difference in the lives of patients far and wide.  The conversations are candid, honest.  And after speaking with Margaret from Kentucky, this interview truly touched my heart.  As we celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week, it’s a time to recognize the men and women who … Read More