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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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

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I would say in the hospital itself, outside of the readings, I think I felt more comfortable with the other team members because I felt I had a greater appreciation for who they were, which I didn’t previously have… a greater appreciation of the whole person who’s helping provide care for patients.

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--Physician, Hospital

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I think you get caught up in finishing your day and getting the job done and taking care of everything like a check board, and I think the program allowed for stopping normal routine kind of think. Like, why are we here, what are we doing, and the meaning of all of this, and it really helped focus on quality and not just how many patients you see, but how much you can give.

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--Advanced Practice Nurse, Hospice