20 episodes

The Mind of Medicine podcast series explores the various organizational, social, and systemic factors that affect our current healthcare environments. Each episode, which is hosted by Donna Gabriel and features a special guest, is meant to inform and inspire those of us in the healthcare space to contribute to the positive evolution of these environments and help achieve better healthcare for all. Donna Gabriel is the Senior Director of US/Global Education at Med-IQ and has worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. She is also a PhD candidate in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, specializing in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare. Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

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The Mind of Medicine podcast series explores the various organizational, social, and systemic factors that affect our current healthcare environments. Each episode, which is hosted by Donna Gabriel and features a special guest, is meant to inform and inspire those of us in the healthcare space to contribute to the positive evolution of these environments and help achieve better healthcare for all. Donna Gabriel is the Senior Director of US/Global Education at Med-IQ and has worked in the healthcare field for 18 years. She is also a PhD candidate in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, specializing in Mindful Leadership in Healthcare. Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    The Fish Don’t See the Water: What We Can Learn From Our Biases

    The Fish Don’t See the Water: What We Can Learn From Our Biases

    In this episode, Dr. Geri Amori talks about how our view of the world shapes our interactions with others. Listeners will hear personal stories and real-world examples of how personal biases can lead to misinterpretations. We close the episode with tips for recognizing your biases and reshaping your experiences.  

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    The meaning of “the fish don’t see the water”How our biases (we all have them) influence our interactions with others, including in the healthcare environmentWays to recognize when your biases might be clouding your judgment or actionsStrategies to help you pivot, see things in a different way, and improve how you engage with the world Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 42 min
    Storytelling in Healthcare: Using Narratives to Connect, Educate, and Inspire

    Storytelling in Healthcare: Using Narratives to Connect, Educate, and Inspire

    In this episode, Dr. Kimberly Manning, respected physician and gifted storyteller, explores how sharing our stories can break down barriers in healthcare and positively influence the educational experience; she also discusses why psychologically safe spaces are so important in the medical education setting.

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    The power of storytelling in education What it means when we hold space for shared connection in the healthcare setting Why it’s vital to create safe spaces in medical educationMed-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 41 min
    The Mind of the Mental Health Professional: How Do We Support the Supporters?

    The Mind of the Mental Health Professional: How Do We Support the Supporters?

    In this episode, behavioral health consultant Rebekah Schiefer shares her perspectives on the current state of mental healthcare, collaborative opportunities for administrators and mental health professionals , and the unique ways she and her colleagues support their own mental well-being. We also get a peek into how the latest Supreme Court decision may affect future mental healthcare.  

     During this episode, you will learn about:
    How the surge in mental healthcare demand during the pandemic has impacted mental health professionals Critical barriers that exist in providing timely and meaningful care to patient communitiesWhy mental health professionals and social workers must be involved in all levels of administration How mental health professionals manage their own mental health  Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 40 min
    Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medical Schools: Perspectives From the Front Lines

    Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medical Schools: Perspectives From the Front Lines

    In this episode, Donna talks with Francisco about his team’s mission to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. This in-depth discussion highlights specific programs and collaborative initiatives that have been developed to address the needs of medical students, barriers that still exist in the effort to improve DE&I, and a look toward the future. 

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    The experience of establishing a DE&I department from scratchSpecific programs designed to meet the needs of medical students from the beginning of their education through residencyA collaborative initiative between the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and other medical schools across the country to address discrimination and racismFrancisco’s perspectives regarding common frustrations expressed by DE&I representatives from a variety of environments Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 41 min
    Being LGBTQ+ in Medicine: The Power of Awareness and Authenticity

    Being LGBTQ+ in Medicine: The Power of Awareness and Authenticity

    In this episode, Donna talks with Dr. Mark Schuster about his experience being a gay clinician and the challenges LGBTQ+ clinicians face in both medical schools as students and healthcare organizations as employees. Dr. Schuster also shares what he and his colleagues are doing to support the well-being of LGBTQ+ medical students and improve the care of LGBTQ+ patients. 

    During this episode, you will learn about:
    Dr. Schuster’s powerful essay on being gay in medicineUnique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ cliniciansStrategies to support medical student well-being, including those in the LGBTQ+ community The integration of LGBTQ+ focused curricula in medical schoolsThe importance of the language we use and why we must never make assumptions Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 40 min
    The Mind of the Medical School Leader: Exploring the Parallels Between the Needs of Students and Clinicians

    The Mind of the Medical School Leader: Exploring the Parallels Between the Needs of Students and Clinicians

    In this episode, Dr. Kevin Moynahan, a practicing General Internal Medicine  physician and vice dean of Education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, talks about his experience of being a medical school leader, the value that learning communities can provide for clinicians at any point in their professional journey, and what he thinks is the best way for clinicians to learn.  
    During this episode, you will learn about:
    Dr. Moynahan’s experiences as a medical school leader, including challenges and opportunities brought on by COVID-19 The value in establishing learning communities for medical students and cliniciansDr. Moynahan’s views on the most effective ways to educate clinicians, both in medical school and beyond Med-IQ is a leading provider of clinical and risk management education, consulting services, and quality improvement solutions, empowering individuals at every level of the healthcare delivery system with the knowledge they need to continuously improve provider performance and patient outcomes.

    This information is intended to provide general information (or education). It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.

    Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.

    • 35 min

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