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How to Conduct a Rapid Critical Appraisal

Performing a rapid critical appraisal helps evaluate a study for its worth by ensuring validity, meaningful data, and significance to the patient. Contributors Barb Wilson, Mary Jean Austria, and Tallie Casucci share a checklist of questions to complete a rapid critical appraisal efficiently and effectively.

MEDiversity Week: Securing Health Equity for All

This year’s MEDiversity Week theme, “Securing Health Equity for All,” will explore how University of Utah Health can develop policies, practices, and programs that move us closer to the goal of eliminating health disparities.

The Difference between Empathy and Compassion

How can we put compassion for ourselves and others at the center of what we do? Second year medical student Tanner Nelson interviews Medical Director and Physician Assistant Wendy Macey discuss how to build compassion in your practice.

The Pursuit of Nursing Excellence: A Renewed Commitment

Magnet Program Director Gigi Austria introduces our new approach to achieving nursing excellence at University of Utah Health.

How to Listen—Really Listen—To Feedback From Your Team

Listening to—and learning from—employees makes for a more humble and thoughtful leader. Chris Shirley, support services director, shares how he turned some stinging feedback into an opportunity to create community and inclusion.

Using Check-In Questions to Promote Well-Being

Wellness Champions use prompts to check-in during meetings, team huddles, hand-offs, etc. Learn this simple way to help your team reconnect to purpose, be more engaged, focused, and cohesive.

4 Ways Clinical Teams Can Set Healthy Work/Life Boundaries

Establishing work/life boundaries as a clinician is easier said than done. Family medicine physician Stacey Bank and social worker Christina Cackler of the Intensive Outpatient Clinic share how to establish healthy boundaries based on individual team member needs.

Nurse Leader Rounding: How to Ask Open-Ended Questions

Expert communicators Emily Izzo and Bridgette Maitre share how to ask open-ended questions to encourage conversation and promote meaningful connection.

TRUE Stories—Learning By Experiencing Rural Care

It’s one thing to read about “rural” health care—it’s entirely another to experience it. Faculty and students from the Tribal, Rural, and Underserved Medical Education (TRUE) Graduate Certificate share experiences and insights from summer in the Navajo Nation.

Three Tips for a Positive Career Transition

After 25 years, Penny Stewart made a big career leap—from managing Utah’s surgery recovery team to managing an outpatient endoscopy unit. Here she shares what she learned about herself, integrating with a new team, and developing a culture of learning.

Stop Waiting and Start Working: Four Tips from the Help Desk

We all do it. We draw a blank on our password, get locked out of login, “…duo what?” and so on. And then we wait for a University of Utah Health service desk saint who makes our machine work again. To help lighten their load a bit—and make our lives easier—we asked ITS Manager Mike Madsen for his “Top 4” preventive measures to avoid a call.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment—open to where we are and what we’re doing with a sense of acceptance. Associate professor/lecturer of social work and mindfulness instructor Trinh Mai explains why mindfulness is important and how she and colleagues incorporate it into their daily life.