What and how people practice

There is an adage that says, practice makes perfect. And that saying is both overstated and over-simplified. Renowned American football coach, Vince Lombardi refined this platitude to, “perfect practice makes perfect.” In terms of human behaviour and human...

The Evidence Basket

Very likely, most health care professionals support the concept, observation, and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). Technically, EBP means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research....

Listening, really listening

In a previous blog (click here), we have addressed the importance of emapthy when adopting a Motivational Interviewing (MI) spirit or attitude. More and more we have become convinced that using MI is less about doing, and more about being. That is, MI has conventions,...

Self-Care: Awareness and Practice

There is an adage that suggests, “your life does not get better by chance…it gets better by change.” In the health-caring professions, practitioners are very likely drawn to their professions by their care for humanity and health. Often, that caring...