Posts tagged with 'communication'

From the TMC blog: New Joint Statement Issues Call to Action on Safety, Quality

For the first time, major U.S. maternity care professional organizations have issued a joint statement on maternity care quality. Titled, Quality Patient Care in Labor and Delivery: A Call to Action, the white paper comes out strongly in favor of: woman- and family-centered care, including effective and culturally sensitive communication; shared decision making effective teamwork, especially during obstetric emergencies; and performance measurement and leveraging of results to improve quality.

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Hospitals and Health Systems on Fri., Dec 2, 2011

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From the TMC blog: Speed-dating and shared decision making: Transforming how women and maternity caregivers communicate

A recent New York Times article described a new method medical schools are adopting to interview applicants. Described as “the admissions equivalent of speed dating,” the Multiple Mini Interview process is designed to identify applicants adept at communication and teamwork. Why? Because effective communication and a teamwork approach are critical ingredients of a health care system that is safer, more patient-centered, and more efficient.

Speed dating for a spot in medical or nursing school, along with other innovations in health professions education, will hopefully generate a more effective workforce in the coming years. But for maternity caregivers already in practice, what are the best resources to improve communication skills?

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Filed in Blog, Clinicians, Costs - Charges - Value, New Reports and Resources on Tue., Aug 9, 2011

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