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    4 Scenarios and Tips for Managing Conflict in Online Learning

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 10, 2017 10:41:00 AM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Teaching online is convenient and access is fast. However, that same convenience and speed of access can also create unwanted conflicts that might not occur in a face to face classroom. This month, I am going to follow up on my November post about Diversity and Online Learning with some conflict scenarios that revolve around diversity. These are not for students, however, they are for faculty who teach online. I have categorized the conflicts by Student/Student, Student/Faculty, and the dreaded Group Project. Sample solutions are at the end.

     

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    Topics: Health Administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    Reducing the Angst of Group Projects

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 9, 2017 12:44:47 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    “I hate group projects! This is a waste of my time!”
    “Why can’t you just give us individual assignments?”
    “Suzy was lazy and didn’t pull her weight!”
    “Johnny didn’t get his work in on time!”
    “No one could agree on a plan. It was a nightmare!”
    “Jane was bossy and wouldn’t listen to anyone else’s ideas.”
    “I had to do all the work. No one followed my instructions!”

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    Topics: allied health, Author, health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    5 Classroom Assignments That Revive the Art of Letter Writing

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 14, 2017 2:05:27 PM

    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 not live near one another the opportunity to share news and feelings. When I was a child <cough, cough> a hundred years ago, I had a pen pal. We sent letters back and forth, each trying to outdo the other with our creativity. Now those letters and postage stamps have been replaced with OMG! ROFL! TTYL! and unlimited data plans for all household members with opposable thumbs.

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    Topics: Epidemiology, flipped classroom, health policy, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Classroom Assignments, Public Administration

    8 Student Assignments to Help You Navigate Politics in the Classroom

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 18, 2017 7:53:19 AM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    As we roll into the second month of a new administration in Washington, D.C., many of our previously held beliefs are being challenged on all levels. Therefore, it should come as no surprise when these politics and the accompanying feelings flow into our classrooms and discussion boards. How can we as healthcare management educators help our students to process these events and emotions?

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    Topics: ACA, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Classroom Assignments, Trump Administration

    Fall 2016 Webinar Recordings Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 17, 2016 4:01:23 PM

    Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm EDT
    Topic: Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing
    Description: Join author and Nursing instructor, Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN for an informative and interactive webinar around the hot topic of Quality Improvement in Nursing.
    View the Recorded Webinar

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    Topics: allied health, Kay Perrin, public health education, Global health, health administration, Webinar, Law, marketing, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Richard Skolnik Blog

    Diversity and Online Learning

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 9, 2016 9:50:07 AM

    by Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD

    Diversity and inclusion are two words we are incorporating in our face to face teaching at all levels of higher education. From the early concepts of race and ethnicity, dimensions of diversity have blossomed into a myriad of identifiers—and self-identifiers. The following list of dimensions of diversity is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to be a conversation starter.

    • Culture of Origin: Race/Ethnicity/Language(s)
    • Gender: Roles/Sexual Orientation
    • Age: Decade/Generation/Generational Touchstones
    • Learning Styles: Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic
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    Topics: health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    Re-Emerging Outbreaks: Ebola, Measles, Now Zika! What’s Next?

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 21, 2016 9:48:45 AM

    Join Sharon Buchbinder and Nancy Shanks in this free webinar on Thursday Oct 21 at 1 pm EDT as they examine re-emerging outbreaks from the perspective of health care managers and administrators including:

    • The rise of vaccine-preventable outbreaks and the impact of anti-vaccination claims
    • Specific outbreaks including Ebola, Measles and Zika
    • How hospitals and health care providers should prepare

    This webinar was recorded and can be viewed here.

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    Topics: Global health, health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    Vaccinations and Health Care Managers

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 10, 2016 1:51:09 PM

    With the Zika virus pushing now vaccine preventable Ebola virus off the center stage in world health, it is easy to forget old diseases and debates. Vaccinations created by man, not by natural disease processes, have historically engendered controversy. According to Link (2005, p. 38), "vaccines are counterintuitive. What sense does it make to inject a well baby with a potent, biologically active vaccine that contains elements of the very disease it is supposed to prevent?"

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    Topics: Author, health administration, Webinar, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, webinar, vaccinations, zika

    Fall 2016 Author Webinars Just Announced

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 6, 2016 2:54:43 PM

    Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm EDT
    Topic: Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing
    Description: Join author and Nursing instructor, Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN for an informative and interactive webinar around the hot topic of Quality Improvement in Nursing.
    View the Recorded Webinar

    Thursday October 20, 2:00 pm EDT
    Topic: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences
    Description: Kathryn Jacobsen, author of Introduction to Health Research Methods, will present strategies for academic writing—from getting started to staying motivated, to seeing the project through to completion.
    View the Recorded Webinar 

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    Topics: allied health, Kay Perrin, Author, Joel Teitelbaum, Webinar, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Richard Skolnik Blog

    Wanted: Public Health Workers!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 17, 2016 3:02:52 PM

    Much has been written in the popular press about the looming shortage of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals (Corwin, 2015; Grant, 2016; Mishoe, 2004). Comparatively little ink, however, has been used to discuss the looming shortage of public health workers. Why? I would venture to guess that much like housework and lawn mowing, unless it is not done, few note when it is done. The workers, like the labor involved, are invisible—until there is a disaster or the mess is on the Mayor’s front porch, as it was in the nine-day long New York City garbage strike of 1968 and the seventeen-day long strike of 1981.

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    Topics: Author, health administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Sharon Buchbinder

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