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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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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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

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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