Tag Archives: Sharon B. Buchbinder

5 Classroom Assignments That Revive the Art of Letter Writing

By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition Once upon a time, before computers, Internet, email, and texting, there was something known as the “letter.” This ancient form of communication provided people who did … Continue reading

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What is This Thing Called Competency Based Education?

The buzz in health care management education is all competencies, all the time. Your program, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, must be anchored in a competency based framework. The framework selected must be based on your program’s mission, … Continue reading

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Mass Casualties and Health Care Managers

When we think about mass casualty events, we usually think about natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes. As noted in my blog on bioterrorism, we healthcare management educators tend not to dwell on or prepare for these … Continue reading

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Big Brother Is Watching

Last month, I talked about job searches from the other side of the desk, that of the candidate and how to help students avoid going into a house of horrors. In this post, I will be talking about something we … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Into That House! Helping Students to Avoid Horrific Jobs

As spring and graduation approach, the focus for many of us in academia is on helping students to prepare for their careers and finding a new job. Two years ago, I blogged about employability. In that post, I took the … Continue reading

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Vaccinations and Health Care Managers

With the return of Ebola to center stage in world health and the much heralded and anticipated start of vaccine trials for this disease in West Africa, it is easy to forget old diseases and debates. Vaccinations created by man, … Continue reading

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Are Students Our Customers?

Ask a faculty member about how the customers are doing in her course and you are likely to receive the following responses: confusion, disbelief, and annoyance. Much like waving a red flag at a bull, calling students customers in front … Continue reading

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Just Culture and Speaking Up

Many years ago in the late 1970’s when I was an intravenous (IV) therapist at an upstate New York academic health center, a patient who worked with rabies virus in the New York State Laboratory across the street was admitted … Continue reading

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Bioterrorism and Health Care Managers

Four years ago, I posted a blog asking the question, “Are health care professionals prepared for disasters?”  and closed with the following: In light of intelligence findings that smaller targets will be next, we can no longer pretend that it … Continue reading

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Academic Integrity and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Each fall, as we return to classes we have an opportunity to reflect on previous successes–and failures. One of the more persistent failures we seem to have with our students is instilling a sense of integrity in their academic work. … Continue reading

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