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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Service is in the nature of being a physician—it is core to the work. This process reminds me why I went into medicine in the first place. It draws on the art and humanistic aspect that often gets lost.

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--Palliative Care and Hospice Team Discussion Participant

Valparaiso University

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[Civic reflection] has strengthened my bond with every member of the palliative care team.

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--Chaplain, Hospice

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At work I see myself as a medical person, and our encounters with each other are medical encounters. We use technical language, numbers, etc. [Reflective Reading] has given us a chance to have a human-level encounter.

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--Physician

Stroger Hospital