THE NARRATIVE INITIATIVE
The Narrative Initiative (TNI) uses personal stories to give healthcare professionals an opportunity to decompress, enhance their professional and personal resilience, and increase staff engagement by developing important listening and reflection skills needed to positively transform the healthcare experience.
TNI NARRATIVE COVID-19
TNI offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to share their stories of working during and after the Covid-19 pandemic with those who best understand such challenges – our colleagues. Since March 2020 our work has helped decompress and enhance resilience of those in healthcare allowing them to continue to engage with their patients and colleagues in a positive fashion during this unprecedented time.
about how TNI can help healthcare professionals process and integrate challenges experienced during the pandemic.
TOOLS TO SET UP CONVERSATIONS FOR SUCCESS BEFORE HEALTHCARE INTERACTIONS
The Narrative Initiative teaches healthcare professionals how to set up an important conversation with patients and their families for success.
IMPROVING HEALTHCARE INTERACTIONS
The Narrative Initiative teaches healthcare professionals to effectively listen for and reflect the important words and language of their patients. Respectful reflection enhances trust, making the experience of healthcare efficient for both healthcare professionals and patients.
STAFF ENGAGEMENT: HOW TO KEEP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE GAME
Being a healthcare professional is challenging. We help professionals decompress, remain resilient and increase staff engagement by facilitating the sharing of their stories – those about the challenges and joys of delivering healthcare.
“Dr. Dickey’s approach to storytelling in healthcare is invaluable. The program has been very successful in helping us to improve our communication amongst each other and to our patients and families. The first inpatient unit team we worked with showed improvement in their HCAHPS scores/patient satisfaction, including Nurse Communication, three months in a row.”