Connecting with our patients is often the hardest part of our job as health providers.
Often the pathology is straightforward but we just can't seem to be able to communicate with the person in a way that elicits a positive change.
My mate Heather Watson reckons that to improve that connection we need to be more vulnerable. She joins us today to talk about how to build vulnerability into our practice, and our lives.
We talk through
What vulnerability is in a Healthcare interaction
What can happen when we practice with vulnerability
The barriers that pop up if we aren't vulnerable
Fear of being wrong
Fear of blame
Iterative process in health improvement
Being creative and curious in practice
Starting to understand yourself better
Actually SEEING your patients and their challenges, not just their diagnosis