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 don’t think I could have facilitated without having attended that workshop...Really having a chance to talk about how to prepare... and then also just tips on facilitating—how to act as a facilitator rather than a group member; learning how to be quiet and listen; learning how to let a group conversation flow in whatever direction it’s going to go… I don’t think I would have thought to do some of those things without the workshop.

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--Nydia J. McCrohan, MD

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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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)

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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