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How a tear-jerking Cleveland Clinic video went viral by accident - MedCity News Interestingly, the Cleveland Clinic’s empathy video that was passed around healthcare circles on social media this spring and summer wasn’t actually meant for consumers’ eyes. According to the health system’s senior director of multi-channel content, Scott Linabarger, and manager of digital engagement, Amanda Todorovich, the video was created to encourage its 40,000+ employees to be more empathetic. But when the health system’s CEO, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, showed the video at a State of the Clinic address and at Datapalooza this year, attendees began talking about and sharing the video on Twitter.

Random Acts of Kindness Start A Kindness Journal Or Blog "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." -Aesop Volunteer At A Food Bank Let’s talk healthcare design: Julie Guinn – designinghealth Julie Guinn wears two hats, and she likes teaching others to do the same. That’s why as well as being an Experience Designer in a hospital, she’s also training doctors to become designers. We caught up to hear about her combined role at Jefferson, what she’s learnt from a career in tech and how that’s shaping her work in healthcare. What’s your current role and how did you get there?

Empathy: Exploring the Human Connection (Video) - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic What if thought bubbles appeared above everyone’s heads so you could read their thoughts and feelings as you walked by? This thought-provoking video creates such a world to explore the meaning of empathy. Empathy takes on a new dimension in the hospital, where care is given and received every day. Amid the push and pull of health and sickness, empathy connects us to one other. Empathy is our watchword. It’s how we view each patient who comes through our doors. Kindness Project Ideas 1. Welcome Winter Gloves Submitted by Anonymous, Idaho A high school psychology teacher in Idaho purchased a pair of winter gloves for every student in her class and assigned them to find someone in their school or community who needs that pair of gloves, perhaps to keep warm or to do a job.

Horticultural therapy and gardens for healing - Blueprint for Living Steven Wells is a trained nurse and horticulturalist who has combined his two areas of expertise to help patients at a brain injury rehabilitation centre. There is no dedicated course for horticultural therapy in Australia, but this week Steven leaves on a Churchill Fellowship to study therapeutic gardens overseas. Tim Entwisle takes a tour of Steven's garden at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Melbourne to hear about the power of gardens in the healing process. Have your say on this or other Blueprint stories—leave a comment below or email us. (Comments will appear next working day.)

Examining how personalised care planning can help patients with long term conditions Authors Tracy Morton is senior policy manager in the long-term conditions strategy team, commissioning and system management directorate; Maureen Morgan, MBA, RHV, RN, is nursing officer for policy and practice and part of the chief nursing officer’s professional leadership team; both at Department of Health. Abstract Kindness in the Classroom Lesson Plans Our FREE lesson plans can make a difference in your classroom. Research shows that students who learn in a positive environment have a better school experience—they enjoy higher test scores, learn new skills at a faster rate, and are overall happier at school. We're in our fourth year of researching the implementation, and we’ve measured positive results showing that practicing kindness in the classroom transforms not only students, but teachers and entire school cultures as well. We encourage you to use these plans in your classroom and provide feedback so we can fine tune them for use by others.

SECURA Hinge - continuous door hinge Top to bottom hinge safety. Closing the gap on Safety and Aesthetics. Intastop’s full length continuous SECURAHinge can be used on new or existing doors and is applied so as to conceal both leaves. Unlike conventional hinges, the SECURAHinge does not have a pin. Read more It consists of two full height, paired and geared leaves. Patient-centred quality cancer health care - Cancer Institute NSW Published 1 December 2016 Nurse talking with patient in corridor. Helping people to give direct and timely feedback about their cancer experience and outcomes can enable more personalised care and further improvement to the overall quality of the health system. We will continue to build on ways to collect and use patient feedback about cancer experiences and outcomes (psychological, social, physical, functional and spiritual wellbeing), including:

Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection I'd like to offer up a video playlist to remind all of us about the power of empathy, kindness, and human connections. It's always a good time to practice gratitude for the relationships that sustain us all -- for the people who have taught us in a school setting and beyond, and for the young ones we are able to nurture and inspire. I was also thinking about how many of us are living out the paradox of being ever more plugged in, and ever more aware of what's happening in our community via social media platforms, while at the same time, face-to-face interactions are less frequent than ever before. We are in constant touch, but barely touching.

Royal College of Art The European SuslabNWE study (2012-2015) saw 11 partners from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK come together to investigate energy use in the home. At the Royal College of Art, our work in partnership with SustainRCA looked at bringing together two practices ± that of inclusive design and environmental sustainability. Both often have different starting points, with inclusive design usually focusing on needs and capabilities at the domestic scale, and sustainability typically addressing large systemic change. A major project output this year was a publication entitled Drawing Energy, based on a drawing-based research project to explore people's perceptions of energy.

Patient Perspectives: How do outpatient cancer clinics perform? - Cancer Institute NSW 20 Jul 2016 Source: Patient Perspectives: How do outpatient cancer clinics perform? (PDF) This report summarises experiences and outcomes of care for 3,706 NSW patients who visited a public outpatient cancer clinic during February or March 2015.

She’s Working As A McDonald’s Cashier. When A Customer Says THIS, She Breaks Down It’s very easy to believe that the holidays are a wonderful time for everyone. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. There are so many families that are often times struggling during the holidays and it doesn’t help that it seems like everyone else is having a good time. For this McDonalds employee in Decorah, Iowa, the holidays would be just another time for her to realize she wouldn’t be able to afford a gift for her daughter. That’s when one organization decided to step in. KDEC FM 100.5 randomly showed up at this McDonalds and started talking to the employee.