Improving Communication Skills In Healthcare

Health sciences education is complex and unique. Health providers must learn vast amounts of knowledge and technical procedures and essential non-technical skills – including leadership, situational awareness, decision-making, good communication, and teamwork. Despite the essential nature of communication skills, they are rarely taught formally in educational programs.This blog will highlight key points to help educatorsContinue reading “Improving Communication Skills In Healthcare”

Prof. A. Robin Poole

Prof. A. Robin PooleProfessor Emeritus, Consultant (Robin Poole Sciences Inc) of McGill University, Montréal,  Member of the Order of Canada Advice to a young scientist Follow your dreams; be determined and not put off by failures; go round road blocks; always help others as others helped you; keep knocking on that door; work hard; be very thoroughContinue reading “Prof. A. Robin Poole”

Mearcstapas, research estuaries, and gleaning

Deep in an interesting book called “Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life” Makoto Fujimura alludes to an odd concept with an even odder name: the mearcstapas.  In Fujimura’s own words, it’s  “an Old English word used in Beowulf: mearcstapas, translated “border-walkers” or “border-stalkers.” In the tribal realities of earlier times, these wereContinue reading “Mearcstapas, research estuaries, and gleaning”