Yesterday in class one of our participants mentioned this video, produced by the California Attorney General’s Office, as we were discussing the impact of domestic violence on children. I hadn’t seen it, but obviously I went right out and found it as soon as we were done. A good resource to bookmark for future education sessions, staff meetings, etc.
I’m a little hesitant to post this here, because I don’t want anyone thinking that I am saying that deception detection is part of the role of the forensic healthcare provider. In the context of caring for living victims of violence, it’s not. That being said, I found this new video from the TED-Ed folks on the language of lying really fascinating, and several people I read have posted it on their own sites (so perhaps you’ve already seen it). If not, watch it for what it is (interesting science, not a how-to for wannabe investigators) and enjoy!
I’m on vacation today, so I leave you with this talk by Rachel Lloyd from GEMS in NYC:
Hey, Toronto readers: I’m coming to your fair city for a wee bit of relaxation this weekend. You all know how much I love a good meal, so feel free to send your food suggestions my way. We’ll be there for the (US) holiday weekend, so I’ve basically got 3 days on the ground. I’m fortunate enough to get to eat a lot of terrific meals all over the world; the goal for this weekend is less emphasis on fancy, more emphasis on seriously authentic ethnic foods of all stripes. Toronto is such a cool, diverse city, we’re hoping to basically just graze our way through the weekend.
Now that we’ve taken care of the important stuff I can tell you that this past weekend was a bust. Really the best thing I can say about it was that I now no longer have staples in my head, so there’s the silver lining. I had plenty of time to read, though; here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
I haven’t posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year’s IAFN conference on being an effective public speaker (p. 19: The Art and Science (and Law) of Public Speaking). While I didn’t find the vocal exercises section at the end to be all that useful for my purposes, I found his breakdown about the mechanics of effective speaking to really resonate:
Sadly, I hear about workplace bullying with some frequency when it comes to discussions about sustainability. Nurses are all too familiar with bullying behavior, but what to do about it is something we don’t often discuss. So I was pleased to see this announcement for a free webcast by the author of Crucial Accountability on skills for confronting the workplace bully. The session will be held June 25th at 1pm ET. Click through for details:
I’m teaching all day today, so there’s not a lot of time for a lengthy post. But I came across this new TED talk and realized I hadn’t posted one in a while, so for your viewing pleasure, a really thought-provoking talk on leadership:
“Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.” Awesome.
In my haste to get my life back to normal, I almost forgot it’s Nurses Week, so a happy one to all of my nursing colleagues out there. This week marks a year since three women (and the child of one of the women) escaped from the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland after a decade in captivity, and the local Fox affiliate interviewed the nurses involved in their care at MetroHealth that night when they were brought in.
Several of you sent this over my way, and many more of you posted it on your Facebook pages, and/or tweeted it, so I thought I’d get it up here. Check out Project Unbreakable’s tumblr site here for more info, images and ways to help.