We’ve been on this subject several times before. This short video sums it up nicely, enjoy.
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Funny video placed in a contest at the Desiderius School Facebook page. This page is from the Medical School Erasmus MC. It announces official ceremonies, parties but also web content of interest for med students and an occasional contest like this one. For more funny videos on medicine het the link.
This beautifully animated RSA Short video empathy is explained and the difference with sympathy. Read other blogposts about empathy or get aan alternative approach by Voyance Suisse Mediums.
In order to get an experience of sympathy there are specific conditions that need to occur. These include: attention to a subject, believing that a person/group is in a state of need, and the specific characteristics of a given situation. An individual must first give his or her attention to a person/group. Distractions severely limit the ability to produce strong affective responses. Without distractions, people are able to attend to and respond to a variety of emotional subjects and experiences, you can find quotes which represent this emotions if you go to this page. Attention facilitates the experience of sympathy, and without giving undivided attention to many situations sympathy cannot be experienced.
Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.Dr Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author of “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead” (Penguin Portfolio, 2013). She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
I was intrigued by this title of a recent publication about twelve tips for using twitter in medical education.
We recently tested twitter as a way of interaction with medical students. Our number of students attending lectures have outgrown the number of places in one lecture room. Since years we us two lecture rooms, one with a video link so students can follow the lecture on screen. For this second lecture room but also for those attending the life lecture we introduced twitter as a way to pose questions. We introduced the twitter account at the start of the semester, via emails and at the lectures. We paused half way of the lecture to read the tweets from the computer screen and at the end of the lecture.
The interaction was disappointing. Students don’t need or want twitter for interaction.
In this publication the tips start with explanation of twitter and encouragement to start a twitter account as medical educator.
Set up a Twitter account for a specific class or group,set ground rules for use and promote guidelines for professional behaviour
The third tip above is a very good one. In the first lecture we had to warn some students who were posing irrelevant question. After some strong words these interfering tweets disappeared.Their next tip is to display live Twitter chat during lectures. We didn’t do this, we figured it would distract the students from the ongoing lecture.
Use Twitter as a platform to convey credible information sources to students
Most students use online information. Most of this information is hard to evaluate. Twitter can be used to credible information or information sources to students.
The next tip is to use Twitter to create a ‘real life’ context for students. Links to current media stories that relate to course content may allow students to contextualize course information and improve their learning motivation. Next tip is start a twibe. A twibe is a twitter group. A twibe can give students the opportunity to communicate outside of class. This could stimulate informal learning. Tip 8 is to use twitter for course feedback.
This format for course evaluations may have advantages over traditional methods. Students may feel more anonymity without feeling disconnected from the feedback they are giving.
Another suggestion is to use twitter for informal quizzes and polls.This offers options for informal quizzing and polls when compared to a show of hands. Questions can be projected on a screen, and students can Tweet their answers.Because Tweets can be anonymous, more students are likely to submit answers.
Obviously as also suggested by the authors, the use of twitter in (medical) education should be explored further, most preferably in research.
Forgie SE, Duff JP, & Ross S (2013). Twelve tips for using Twitter as a learning tool in medical education. Medical teacher, 35 (1), 8-14 PMID: 23259608
A pep talk from rapper Ietef Vita, aka DJ Cavem, via his music video “Wheat Grass.” Ietef Vita, a.k.a. DJ CAVEM of MOETAVATION crew is a Green For All Class 4 Fellow. Green for All is committed to supporting efforts to fix America’s broken food system.
DJ Cavem, as this story on HuffPost Parents explains, started writing and sharing his educational songs in Denver schools as a clever way to help kids beat back diet-related health issues, such as obesity and diabetes.
This video will certainly appeal to the youngsters
All gynecologists and pediatricians take notice. An excellent interactive simulation game allows people to observe and control the development of the placenta and the potentially fatal condition known as placenta accreta.
To run the program you’ll need the Unity web player, which is free and downloads pretty quickly at the link.
From Standford scope blog
Scent of a Baby, acts as a reward for cuddling and snuggling the baby | Brain Blogger http://t.co/Dy6w7m0djR
— Walter van den Broek (@DrShock) November 17, 2013
A team of researchers in Germany conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brains of 30 women. Half of the women had given birth within the previous three to six weeks, and the other half had never given birth. The brains of the women were imaged while they sniffed pajamas worn by newborn babies for the first two days of life, if a family or fried is having a baby here are some baby shower gift ideas. Both groups experienced increased dopaminergic responses, which are critical to the brain’s reward pathways. However, the new mothers experienced a significantly higher activation than the childless women.
Parent-to-parent advice on feeding, soothing, and more during baby’s first days at home.
It’s been six weeks since our daughter, Clementine, was born. She’s finally sleeping better and going longer between feedings after we visited the pediatric sleep consultant. She’s also becoming more alert when she’s awake. My husband and I, on the other hand, feel like we’ve been hit by a truck. I’m amazed that we’ve muddled through. Here are tips from seasoned parents and baby experts to make your first month easier. Bebitza have multi-award winning breastfeeding covers.
Hints for Nursing
Babies eat and eat and eat. Although nature has done a pretty good job of providing you and your baby with the right equipment, in the beginning it’s almost guaranteed to be harder than you expected. From sore nipples to tough latch-ons, nursing can seem overwhelming.
1. Women who seek help have a higher success rate. “Think of ways to ensure success before you even give birth,” suggests Stacey Brosnan, a lactation consultant in New York City. Talk with friends who had a good nursing experience, ask baby’s pediatrician for a lactation consultant’s number, or attend a La Leche League (nursing support group) meeting (see laleche.org to find one).
2. Use hospital resources. Kira Sexton, a Brooklyn, New York, mom, says, “I learned everything I could about breastfeeding before I left the hospital.” Ask if there’s a nursing class or a lactation consultant on staff. Push the nurse-call button each time you’re ready to feed the baby, and ask a nurse to spot you and offer advice.
3. Prepare. At home, you’ll want to drop everything to feed the baby the moment she cries for you. But Heather O’Donnell, a mom in New York City, suggests taking care of yourself first. “Get a glass of water and a book or magazine to read.” And, because breastfeeding can take a while, she says, “pee first!”
4. Try a warm compress if your breasts are engorged or you have blocked ducts. A heating pad or a warm, wet washcloth works, but a flax pillow (often sold with natural beauty products) is even better. “Heat it in the microwave, and conform it to your breast,” says Laura Kriska, a mom in Brooklyn, New York.
Choosing Bar Code Revolution for your bed can help recreate that feeling every night, but it’s important to choose a pillow that provides the right amount of support for your sleeping position and body type, with a filling that’s comfortable and won’t affect any allergies.
5. Heat helps the milk flow, but if your breasts are sore after nursing, try a cold pack. Amy Hooker, a San Diego mom, says, “A bag of frozen peas worked really well for me.”
6. If you want baby to eventually take a bottle, introduce it after breastfeeding is established but before the 3-month mark. Many experts say 6 to 8 weeks is good, but “we started each of our kids on one bottle a day at 3 weeks,” says Jill Sizemore, a mom in Pendleton, Indiana.
If your infant isn’t eating, he’s probably sleeping. Newborns log as many as 16 hours of sleep a day but only in short bursts. The result: You’ll feel on constant alert and more exhausted than you ever thought possible. Even the best of us can come to resent the severe sleep deprivation.
7. Stop obsessing about being tired. There’s only one goal right now: Care for your baby. “You’re not going to get a full night’s sleep, so you can either be tired and angry or just tired,” says Vicki Lansky, author of Getting Your Child to Sleep…and Back to Sleep (Book Peddlers). “Just tired is easier.”
8. Take shifts. One night it’s Mom’s turn to rock the cranky baby, the next it’s Dad’s turn. Amy Reichardt and her husband, Richard, parents in Denver, worked out a system for the weekends, when Richard was off from work. “I’d be up with the baby at night but got to sleep in. Richard did all the morning care, then got to nap later.”
9. The old adage “Sleep when your baby sleeps” really is the best advice. “Take naps together and go to bed early,” says Sarah Clark, a mom in Washington, D.C.
10. What if your infant has trouble sleeping? Do whatever it takes: Nurse or rock baby to sleep; let your newborn fall asleep on your chest or in the car seat. “Don’t worry about bad habits yet. It’s about survival — yours!” says Jean Farnham, a Los Angeles mom.