A few years ago, I went to a Festschrift for Steve Zyzanski, one of my revered mentors, on the occasion of his retirement. A large group of us gathered to celebrate his life, his contributions, to collectively tell his story and celebrate the greatness of his life’s work. So after all our hot air and […]
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Healthcare is awash in quality metrics. Registries of PHQ-9 scores. Frequency of visits. Decreased utilization rates. Reduced response times to emergencies. We believe they create better clinical outcomes through greater accountability of interventions and systems. Of course, there’s a great deal of truth here. But the touchy-feely therapist in me tells me there’s something […]
Laying in a field looking up at a partly cloudy sky, a late summer breeze pushes through the trees, portending the coming chill. The breeze sets a sleek starling to flight. Immediately, hundreds of starlings follow, with a thunderous rustle of leaves. Their silent dance above, an exquisitely choreographed molding, is a wonder. Did that […]
Known as the Mile High City, Denver is the perfect city to host the 2019 annual conference for integrated care where the sky is the limit. Denver is home to one of the most walkable downtowns in the nation, making it easy to visit countless restaurants, breweries, museums, and parks after a full day of […]
Healthcare leadership needs a makeover. The current rates of burnout and turnover in healthcare (including integrated care) are not sustainable. We need leaders who empower others. Empowerment helps staff to work to their full potential, participate in decision making, take ownership for tasks that utilize their expertise, feel valued, and feel committed to their team’s […]
Ah, goals. We all set them for ourselves. Do I even need to tell you how many times I have vowed to get up 15 minutes early to meditate every morning or given up cookies? More often than not goals require too much additional energy and not enough failsafe measures to be sustainable. Human nature […]
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