The Narrative Initiative (TNI) uses personal story to give healthcare professionals an opportunity to decompress and enhance their professional and personal resilience, and offers tools to gain important listening and reflection skills needed to positively transform the healthcare experience.
TNI NARRATIVE COVID 19
Healthcare professionals are experiencing distress while working to care for patients, their personal families, and their colleagues during this global pandemic. Sharing our stories with other healthcare professionals can help us "flatten our anxiety curves." Join us.
how TNI can transform how we care for ourselves and each other through this 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.
HOW TO KEEP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE GAME
Being a healthcare professional is challenging. We help professionals decompress and remain resilient by facilitating the sharing of their stories – those about the challenges and joys of delivering healthcare.
I was working one day when a man started talking to me.
He was an old guy…Vietnam vet, really drunk.
He was interesting to talk to and had great stories with plenty of insight on real life.
After talking for 10-15 minutes he had to go
but he said with a tear in his eye
“to not let life pass by and live in the present because you have to take advantage of the gift that is today.”
-written by a community member
at TNI’s 2017 Gathering of Kindness USA