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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Reflective Reading serves as a reminder to be flexible and open… one opening exercise we used was ‘Describe a ritual for yourself.’ Mine was trying to remember to hold the door open when transport is bringing in a patient—and not just to rush through. I’ve started doing that… the ritual is about being present.

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--Physician

Stroger Hospital

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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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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