Healthcare & Social Services

​Healthcare and social service providers face deep challenges, struggling to meet expanding needs against a backdrop of shrinking resources and high rates of burn-out. From doctors to social workers to hospice staff, civic reflection offers medical and social service providers the opportunity to think about the meaning of their work in new ways, explore fundamental questions about service, commitment, and leadership, and reassess their approach to patient and client care.

CIVIC REFLECTION IN HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL SERVICES
CIVIC REFLECTION IN HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL SERVICES

Benefits:

  • Increased capacity to work effectively with colleagues and the people they serve

  • Improved approach to patient and client care

  • Increased job satisfaction -- with 70% of participants saying that civic reflection improved their work experience and increased their commitment to their work

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with hospitals, hospice centers and healthcare and social service groups.

What People Are Saying

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I don’t think I could have facilitated without having attended that workshop...Really having a chance to talk about how to prepare... and then also just tips on facilitating—how to act as a facilitator rather than a group member; learning how to be quiet and listen; learning how to let a group conversation flow in whatever direction it’s going to go… I don’t think I would have thought to do some of those things without the workshop.

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--Nydia J. McCrohan, MD

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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I’m at that stage of life when I’m a preceptor for everyone. I don’t have anyone playing that role for me. In Reflective Reading, I’ve found teachers in the group. My nurse practitioner is my teacher, and medical residents in the session, I learn from them too… Everyone is on an equal plane. That is very satisfying to me.

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--Physician

Stroger Hospital

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Reading poems and short stories and literature... is not something I pursue regularly and so it’s really mind-opening for me to do this in a very intentional way. It opens me up to different kinds of thinking, which is helpful for us because oftentimes in medicine we tend to be more analytical and less reflective.

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--Fellow, Hospital