Communication Skills that Build Healthy Work Relationships

  John Gotti the American gangster rightly stated “If you think your boss is stupid, remember, you wouldn’t have a job if he were any smarter.” Jokes aside, during my clinical experience as a doctor, I worked under many bosses, colleagues and subordinates.  In fact, I never got along well with the majority of them, but in time, I learned to get along, which made my life easier. The experiences I went through taught me a few things I’d like to share with you.   Tolerance To build healthy relationships with your coworkers, you need to be tolerant of them. […]

5 Tips to Help you Master the Art of Storytelling in Nursing

          Several years ago, I worked with a surgeon who used to explain the disease process to his patients by telling them that their livers looked like cheese, or their hearts worked like a second-hand car. The patients were so frightened that many of them probably died out of fear rather than from the diagnosis.   Having the art of storytelling can be a powerful tool that can be used to explain and clarify a lot in the medical profession. You can use storytelling to explain procedures, the disease process, end of life and lots more to […]

Why Joining Toastmasters Is a Must.

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If you are looking for any promotion or leadership role, you need to join a Toastmasters club. Toastmasters clubs offer an inexpensive way for you to improve your leadership and communication skills. A few years ago, the patients that I worked with were critically ill, and most of them were on breathing machines. I had very little communication with them. I never considered joining Toastmasters because I felt that my communication skills didn’t need improvement. Then came the day I found myself in a position in which I needed to give a few speeches in our community. That’s when I […]

6 Tips on Caring for Your Loved One When They are Suddenly Hospitalized.

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    Unexpected hospitalization can suddenly happen to your family member or loved one. It is usually quite a scary experience because we all fear the worst outcome. You may find that you do not know what to do because you are filled with panic. In this article I will give you some tips on how to care for your loved one when they are suddenly hospitalized.   Participate in the care You want to be involved in their care in a positive way. This includes researching the disease so that you can better understand what is going on. You […]