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Introducing Medical Improv: An Experiential Learning Strategy to Improve Communication & Collaboration

Presented by: Beth Boynton, RN, MS, CP
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In this CE workshop you will learn about the links between ‘soft” skills such as Emotional Intelligence, communication and teamwork and important outcomes such as; patient safety, patient experience, workforce health, and cost-effectiveness. 
  • Recorded: Sept. 22nd, 2020
  • Access: Unlimited with Subscription
  • Certificate: 1 Contact Hour of RN CE
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

Medical Improv is an experiential teaching tool that can be used to promote ‘soft’ skills such as; emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills in healthcare professionals. It is different from improv comedy because the focus is on learning instead of performing. In this emerging field, practitioners adapt the “Yes And” principle from improv to facilitate a variety of safe and fun learning experiences. 
In this workshop you will learn about the links between these ‘soft” skills and important outcomes such as; patient safety, patient experience, workforce health, and cost-effectiveness. You will also discover how the “Yes and…” principle of improv is linked to self-awareness, speaking up, listening, sharing power, and even complexity leadership! And last but not least, you’ll get to observe or participate in some simple activities that will surprise you with learning opportunities you can use at work and in life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how soft skills are related to key outcomes in healthcare.
  2. Describe how the “Yes and…” principle from theatre improvisation can be used to facilitate development of skills associated with emotional intelligence.
  3. Develop one or more soft skills that you can practice and continue to develop in your professional setting.

Meet the Presenter:

Beth Boynton, RN, MS, CP

Author, Speaker, & Certified Applied Improv Practitioner, Boynton Improv Education
Beth Boynton, RN, MS, CP is a leadership consultant and certified applied improvisation practitioner. She specializes in teaching ‘soft’ skills associated with emotional intelligence, communication, collaboration, leadership, and culture in healthcare and other businesses. Her books, blogs, videos, and other publications build on the idea that respect for self and others is essential for healthy individuals, respectful relationships, and critical outcomes in all human systems. 

Beth is the author of Confident Voices: The Nurses’ Guide to Improving Communication & Creating Positive Workplaces, (CreateSpace 2009) Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces, & Rewarding Careers (F.A. Davis 2015) and Medical Improv: A New Way to Improve Communication (CreateSpace 2017), and co-author with Diana Crowell, RN, PhD of Complexity Leadership: Nursing's Role in Health Care Delivery (F.A. Davis 2020). She is a pioneer in developing Medical Improv as an experiential teaching strategy for ‘soft’ skill development and a member of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies education team.

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