Jennifer O’Brien has spent her career working in healthcare and managing medical practices. Life took an unexpected turn when her husband, a palliative care physician, was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She documented her journey through art and ultimately via a book, “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.” Jennifer O’Brien’s unique perspective on healthcare, end-of-life experiences, and caregiving frame this episode of SoundPractice. Whether a patient, a cousin’s spouse, a co-worker, we all know someone carrying for a terminally ill relative. Jennifer O’Brien offers sage advice to those caregivers and she also provides guidance for physician leaders on how they can be examples in the community. Join us for this important episode of SoundPractice.
Jennifer O’Brien may be reached at: https://www.hospicedrswidow.com/contact
The following persons/organizations were referenced by Ms. O’Brien in the interview:
Rebel Health's Archangels: rebelhealth.us
Jessica Zitter, MD wrote Extreme Measures: jessicazitter.com
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: nhpco.org
Whether it’s a natural disaster, a data breach, the loss of a key physician, or COVID-19, a crisis presents an unsettling circumstance to any leader. Crisis management is a “evergreen” topic for physician leaders. Always preparing for (and learning from) a crisis presents an opportunity for leaders to thrive. Successful physician leaders prepare their teams, put communications in place, and shore up their systems to manage the situation at hand.
In this SoundPractice episode, we talk with Max Reibolt, CPA, president and CEO of The Coker Group, about the characteristics, communication skills, and organizational support leaders need during a crisis. Max shares examples from his many decades of healthcare leadership and consulting.
You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person - someone who belittles, humiliates, shames, or bullies others. Maybe you’ve even left a job because of such a person. Toxic employees not only take a toll on their coworkers’ emotional psyches but the financial outcomes of their organizations as well.
In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth digs into the issue of handling toxic team members and bosses with Mitchell Kusy, PhD., the author of Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore. Kusy is a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University and an international consultant to leadership. He presents research, evidence-based tactics, and concrete examples of how to restore workplace civility and increase financial performance after toxic employees leave an organization. Dr. Kusy’s latest article will appear in the Sep/Oct issue of Physician Leadership Journal; link below.
“Six Intentional Ways to Build Teams of Everyday Civility (and Proactively Erode Toxic Behaviors)” Physician Leadership Journal
Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore
In this timely SoundPractice podcast interview, Mike Sacopulos interviews Nancy Collins, VP at the American Association for Physician Leadership about their flagship publication, the Physician Leadership Journal. They discuss the editorial mission of the PLJ, the mechanics of submitting an article, how the peer-review process works, and how the collaborative process with the PLJ editorial team is helping to build the next era of physician leader scholars.
PLJ article topics are these: Careers, Communication, Finance, Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Professionals, Health Law and Policy, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Patient Care and Quality, Technology.
Bonus! Listen to the end for the inside scoop on what reviewers look for in a quality manuscript, and pitfalls to avoid in paper submissions to any medical journal.
Contact Information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Guidelines and Policies for the PLJ: https://www.physicianleaders.org/news/author-submission-guidelines-for-the-physician-leadership-journal
Society for Scholarly Publishing – Useful information on journal publishing
Review a sample issue of the Physician Leadership Journal
Richard C. Boothman is an expert attorney specializing in the area of professional liability and litigation avoidance. His work on behalf of physicians and health systems has been nationally recognized. He has testified before the United States Senate on dispute resolution models and his work on the “Michigan Model” has influenced how many health systems handle professional liability claims. Join Mike Sacopulos and Rick Boothman for a deep dive into the principles of the “Michigan Model,” methods of reasoned and humane methods of handling medical malpractice, and a glimpse into legal and privacy issues surrounding the use of telehealth.
Richard C. Boothman
Boothman Consulting Group, LLC
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept of Surgery
Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy
BoardSource is a leader in assisting nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions via smart, effective governance. In this episode we will be speaking with Jenifer Holland, Associate Vice President of BoardSource. Jenifer will guide us through the fundamentals of board member selection, initiation, and duties. From these sound fundamentals and organization will be able to meet it’s mission and thrive. Join Mike Sacopulos and Cheryl Toth to hear a practical episode on skills every physician leader needs.
Jenifer Holland, Jenifer.Holland@BoardSource.org
What is the impact of art and music on patient experience and staff well-being? Can a view of nature improve the healing process? Which types of noise stressors have been shown to cause fatigue in ICU nurses? This SoundPractice podcast episode offers answers to questions like these and covers many other aspects of how the spaces that surround us can help or hinder health and wellness. Our guests are Esther Sternberg, MD, of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and Lauren Rabb, Curator of Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program.
Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program (including the portfolio of its art collection)
Books by Esther Sternberg, MD: Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science of Connecting Health and Emotions. Information about Visual Thinking Strategies
Lauren Rabb, Curator, Healing Art Program at Tucson Medical Center: email@example.com
Esther Sternberg, MD, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Art Help Heal? Video of Dr. Esther Sternberg presentation
University of Arizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance and Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
For physician executives and healthcare administrators, growing new doctors into great leaders is a key mission. In this no-nonsense podcast interview, Cheryl Toth interviews Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN, the Founder of SpineSearch, LLC, on proper onboarding and integration of new physicians into the healthcare organization, techniques to build a new recruit’s leadership skills, and pitfalls to avoid. Nicola Hawkinson has had vast experience in retaining and developing young physicians and she is here to share her philosophy with our SoundPractice listeners.
Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN
CEO and Founder, SpineSearch LLC
The discussion of healthcare is part of any presidential election cycle. Given the impact of Covid-19 and the number of Americans who have healthcare insurance connected to employment, this discussion will be amplified as we enter the 2020 election cycle.
This month, the AAPL will publish Ken Terry’s new book, Physician-Led Healthcare Reform: A New Approach to Medicare for All. Ken Terry has been writing about the healthcare field for more than 25 years. As a senior editor at Medical Economics from 1993-2007, he covered all aspects of medical practice business, focusing especially on managed care and health information technology.
SoundPractice hosts Cheryl Toth and Mike Sacopulos interviewed Ken Terry about his compelling and timely new book, one that puts physicians at the top of leadership and decision-making surrounding healthcare delivery and reimbursement models.
Ken Terry’s new book: Physician-Led Healthcare Reform: A New Approach to Medicare for All, publishes July 10, 2020.
Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and resiliency. He is also the author of the best-selling book, “Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.”
In this inspiring SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth (Tothie) interviews Dr. Friedland on how physicians can adopt a mindset of openness, kindness, and curiosity. In this time of uncertainty and doubt, stemming from Covid-19, he provides practical ways to stay focused on the important things – the critical role of physician leader and the capacity of physicians to elevate those around them.
Using principles of evidence-based neuroscience to discuss the basis of conscious leadership, Danny Friedland provides great takeaways on how physician leaders can inspire their teams.
Daniel Friedland, MD