When I looked at the case studies Paul handed out to us yesterday, as soon as I saw the words “Harvard Business School” written at the top of the page, I could literally feel a gray fog covering all logical parts of my mind. Despite the many times my father, a banker, has attempted to sit down and “talk business” with me, with hopes of teaching me a lesson (or twenty), I am quick to zone out. Whenever I hear someone labeled as a “business person,” an automatic picture is painted in my mind of someone who is greedy, underhanded and pretentious (I’d just never tell my father that). I tend to view them as people with personality traits that are polar opposite of the caring, candid, genuine, and empathetic nurses I have been educated by. I wholeheartedly recognize how inaccurate this depiction … Continue reading
Telluride Day 1
As I experience the absolute beauty of Telluride, CO I am so incredibly thankful to be in a new, exciting place for 4 days with beautiful scenery and equally beautiful people. The townspeople I have met on gondola rides or in shops have significantly enhanced the beauty of the place in which they live. Their welcoming spirits and adventurous selves have significantly added to my experience “out west” in Telluride, in the short day and a half of being here.
Similarly, my fellow Telluride Experience learners and faculty members have impressed me with their incredible stories, experiences and obvious passion for patient safety and quality improvement. As I sit down to reflect on day 1 of the most thought provoking Summer Camp I have ever attended in my 22 years of life, I sift through my 7 pages of hand scribbled notes and can’t help but… Continue reading