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 think it’s just the simple ability to kind of slow down and take a step back, because the... idea I’ve taken from this is about just disengaging from your standard mode of operation which is “what is the next task, what is the next task?” and using one side of my brain the entire day. It forces you to switch to that other side of the brain and take a step back to reflect on things.

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--Social Worker, Hospice

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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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The work of this program will continue in many ways throughout our state. It was very useful for us to have time set aside... to give voice to all the ways that we have been impacted by this work, and to share with each other the many ways that we hope to carry this important work with us as we move forward. Civic reflection gave us a way to get started with that conversation.

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--Mia Croyle

Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL)