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A bi-weekly podcast that explores the minds, motivations, and practices of people who create content that connects with and educates healthcare professionals.

Write Medicine Alexandra Howson PhD

    • Education

A bi-weekly podcast that explores the minds, motivations, and practices of people who create content that connects with and educates healthcare professionals.

    Addressing Clinician Burnout Through Mindfully Designed Education

    Addressing Clinician Burnout Through Mindfully Designed Education

    As a yoga teacher who loves to share tools like mindful movement, breath awareness, and stillness to help people cultivate rest and resilience in their lives, I’m beyond delighted to share episode 12 of Write Medicine with you. 

    My guest is Donna Gabriel, the Senior Director of Global Education at Med-IQ. Donna is currently pursuing doctorate in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare and is an advocate for mental health in general and reducing clinician burnout in particular. Donna talks about why so many clinicians are exhausted and discusses the importance of mindfully-designed education that not only supports clinician wellbeing but also boosts learning. 

    • 48 min
    The Power of Multimodality Simulation in Continuing Healthcare Education

    The Power of Multimodality Simulation in Continuing Healthcare Education

    Martin Warters MA Ed. Tech, CHSE is Head of Education Development Management at Pfizer. Today he shares his expertise on how we can leverage simulation technology in clinical learning and continuing healthcare education. He talks about the power of narrative design to buttress the patient's story, and how to creatively craft pathways  for effective learning. 

    Resources
    High fidelity simulation
    AR/VR
    Lev Vygotsky and the zone of proximal development 
    Narrative Medicine at Columbia
    Narrative design
    Conceptual frameworks in medical simulation
    Simulation in adult learning
    https://learninguncut.global/podcast/
    Connect with Martin: LinkedIn
    Connect with Alex: Thistleeditorial.com

    Podcast Team
    Host: Alexandra Howson PhD
    Sound Engineer: Suzen Marie
    Shownotes: Anna Codina

    • 41 min
    Every Word Must Count

    Every Word Must Count

    Adrienne Stevens, EdD, MBA, Vice President and Head of Scientific Strategy at Healio Strategic Solutions shares how her passion for dance, and her interest in the mechanics of movement, physical therapy, anatomy, and physiology has translated into a career as a medical communicator. Dance requires precision, and that’s what Adrienne practices in her work. 

    Welcoming Adrienne Stevens, PhD in physiology, to the podcast 
    [00:02] Some of the things Adrienne  learned in the process of writing her dissertation that fuel her approach in healthcare communication.
    [00:04] Some of the key differences Adrienne sees between scientific writing and business writing. 
     [00:09] Key types of communication that work with physicians and other healthcare workers.
     [00:13:25] The importance of motivational interviewing.
    [0015:29] Differences in the kind of education strategy and format that MSLs respond to compared with clinicians. 
    [00:18:22]  Are we interactive enough in the education we design?
    [00:20:36] Communication in obesity education.
    Resources
    Healio Strategic Solutions
    Performing Health
    Motivational interviewing 
    Connect with Adrienne: LinkedIn
    Connect with Alex: Thistleeditorial.com

    Podcast Team
    Host: Alexandra Howson PhD
    Sound Engineer: Suzen Marie
    Shownotes: Anna Codina

    • 28 min
    Zoom Fatigue, Instructional Design, and Relatable Content

    Zoom Fatigue, Instructional Design, and Relatable Content

    Introduction

    Amanda Kaczerski, ATC, MS, CHCP is Vice Principal of Educational Strategy at the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning. We first met at the beginning of 2020, feels like 100 years ago now, when we both co-presented as faculty in a prep course for the Alliance's CHCP exam. I'm delighted to have her on the show today, we're going to talk about instructional design, and geek out a little bit and some of those instructional design parameters.

    Chapters
    00:04:19 From field sales to learning design
    00:06:11 Pay attention to clinician goals
    00:11:00 Dealing with online fatigue
    00:14:55 Addressing the "shiny objects"

    00:19:46 Changes in how people approach education design

    00:22:24 Leveraging a range of virtual learning approaches for CME/CPD
    00:27:15 Key Take Aways


    Connect with Amanda: LinkedIn
    Connect with Alex: Thistleeditorial.com

    Podcast Team
    Host: Alexandra Howson PhD
    Sound Engineer: Suzen Marie
    Shownotes: Anna Codina

    • 29 min
    Entertainment and Edge in Education for Health Professionals

    Entertainment and Edge in Education for Health Professionals

    Introduction
    Monique Johnson MD is the Medical Director at Physicians' Education Resource and has more than 20 years in the CME field. Monique shares some of the challenges clinicians face when they're in the healthcare industry, why she's passionate about having better education within this field, and how to overcome common structural barriers in healthcare that block health professionals from learning.

    Chapters
    [02:03] A little bit about Monique and how she got started in the medical education field. 
    [06:37] Monique shares some of the challenges she had on the administration side of things when she was in the medical field. 
    [11:20] Monique gives an example of how education can address structural healthcare barriers. 
    [14:54] Some 'common facts' that medical professionals use and reference all the time can actually be outdated or flat out not true.
    [18:00] The value of education on social determinants of health.
    [21:40] What has changed in 2020 and 2021 on how to best approach training clinicians? 
    [27:22] How should the CME industry best help their clinicians?

    Resources
    Williams DR, Cooper LA. Reducing racial inequities in health: Using what we already know to take action. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(4):606.

    Brewer LC et al. Association of race consciousness with the patient-physician relationship, medication adherence, and blood pressure in urban primary care patients.  Am J Hypertens. 2013;26(11):14-152.
    Connect with Monique: Gotoper.com & LinkedIn
    Connect with Alex: Thistleeditorial.com

    Podcast Team
    Host: Alexandra Howson PhD
    Sound Engineer: Suzen Marie
    Shownotes: Anna Codina

    • 30 min
    We’re Going to Make Mistakes. What’s Your Contingency Plan?

    We’re Going to Make Mistakes. What’s Your Contingency Plan?

    Summary
    Steve Powell DHA is the CEO and Founder of Synensys Global and is a recognized leader in performance improvement. He has led programs in the US Navy, commercial airline industry, and the healthcare industry for more than 30 years and is passionate about patient safety, quality control, and patient-centered care improvements.

    Steve shares what he learned in safety when he was a Navy Pilot and how these experiences crossover nicely into the medical industry. He also shares his thoughts on what makes a team successful when it comes to patient handoffs, and the 5 key principles to a high-reliability organization.

    Resources
    Institute of Medicine
    TeamSTEPPS
    Kohn KT,  Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, eds. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: Committee on Quality Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine: National Academy Press; 1999.
    Nash D, Beliveau ME.  Two lessons hospitals can learn from their COVID response. MedPage Today. Dec 7, 2020.

    Connect with Steve: Synensysglobal.com + LinkedIn
    Connect with Alex: Thistleeditorial.com + LinkedIn
    Podcast Team
    Host: Alexandra Howson PhD
    Sound Engineer: Suzen Marie
    Shownotes: Anna Codina

    • 50 min

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