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Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Voices from the Frontline (#023)

Title: Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Voices from the Frontline (#023)

Show Notes:

Welcome to another episode of "Safe Space Made Simple," the podcast dedicated to enhancing psychological safety and leadership in healthcare. In this compelling episode, our host, Trace Hobson, brings together three esteemed panellists to delve into the pressing challenges and potentially transformative solutions within the healthcare sector in British Columbia. Our guests include John Schmid, a seasoned healthcare systems and leadership expert; Judy Duscher, founder of Nursing the Future; and Victoria Schmid, CEO of SwitchBC.

Key Discussion Points:

The Role of Servant Leadership: John Schmid opens the conversation by emphasizing the importance of servant leadership in healthcare, underscoring the philosophy that leaders serve their teams and, ultimately, the patients. This sets the tone for a discussion centered on support and empowerment at every level.

Supporting the Transition for New Graduates: Judy Duscher shares her passionate advocacy for newly graduated nurses, drawing from personal tragedy to highlight the systemic changes needed to support the transition from student to practitioner better, ensuring safer patient care and more fulfilled healthcare professionals.

Systemic Changes and Safety: Victoria Schmid discusses the initiatives at SwitchBC aimed at improving the well-being of healthcare workers. She stresses the importance of creating a supportive system that enhances the resilience of healthcare professionals rather than leaving them to manage independently.

Creating a Psychologically Healthy and Safe Space: All panellists contribute their insights on the essential components required to foster a safe and supportive environment for healthcare workers, which includes listening, validating experiences, and enabling frontline workers to have a voice in decision-making processes.

Closing Thoughts:

This episode highlights the challenges faced by those at the front lines of healthcare and showcases the inspiring dedication of leaders working to drive systemic improvements. The discussions provide valuable insights into the power of listening, the necessity of supportive leadership, and the critical need for systemic solutions to preserve the well-being of healthcare professionals.

Connect with Our Guests:

John Schmid: Email | Website

Judy Duscher: Nursing the Future

Victoria Schmid: Email | SwitchBC

 

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