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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If you have an activity that helps open your mind and your heart and your emotions, as well as intellectually, with a group of people whom you care for and respect, it spills over into your raw satisfaction with your job. We looked forward to [civic reflection] each time.

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--Nurse Practitioner, Community Hospital

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The opportunity to participate in reflective reading within our palliative care program has provided an amazing opportunity for our clinicians to briefly step outside their day-to-day each month and reflect on the tremendous impact of their work. Our staff have reported this experience has led to greater job satisfaction and they have requested that it continue beyond the pilot phase into the next year.

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--Brian Berger, Director of Counseling Services

Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

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People express appreciation for having the luxury of time to consider an issue like healthcare more fully and the benefit of a structure that helps them approach the issue from what they and others in their community value.

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--Michael Culliton

Center for Healthcare Reform