I write on another blog, Education and Healthcare Reform, where I am posting periodically about my work in that world.
Everything I work on, and am passionate about, is all about mastery of skills; looking at new ways of seeing things; and leading others to do these things to make an impact on the world. People often tell me I do too much; I don’t think so. I’m basically doing the same thing over and over, but it’s in different worlds, with different groups of people, and it’s just fun for me.
So here’s a glimpse of my world.
The importance of culture in medicine, and education (e.g., School Climate) — Speakers at the 2012 AMSA Patient Safety Symposium* acknowledged that when “reforming the system,” the community, such as an organization seeking to become more excellent in the area of patient safety, for instance, must make substantive shifts in a culture, or even create a new culture. That is, how things get done, and how people think on a day to day basis.
It’s so fundamental, that policy and strategy fade under the power of culture.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. -Tim McDonald of University of Illinois at Chicago
How is this change accomplished?
Create a culture of safety: Educate the young. Regulate the old.- David Mayer of MedStar Health educatetheyoung.wordpress.com
One way to “educate the young” is through the nurturing and development of leadership at the frontline staff level – the people who really see the issues happening on the ground.
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