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Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

By Shawn Nason / August 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here are 5 ways you can foster innovation by showing empathy to educators in your life: As the first bell rings for the new school year and students file into classrooms, teachers are expected to stand ready and energized to take on the new school year. While most teachers are happy to start their…

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Bringing Dignity Through Design

By Shawn Nason / August 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Bringing Dignity Through Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A clean shave is something many of us don’t think about. But for the nearly 44 million Americans with disabilities and their caregivers, shaving can seem like an insurmountable task. The ability to have a clean shave can provide a person with disabilities the basic sense of dignity, however, most razors are designed to be…

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How Nurses Pave the Way in Healthcare Innovation

By Shawn Nason / July 9, 2019 / Comments Off on How Nurses Pave the Way in Healthcare Innovation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The number of US-employed registered nurses is four times that of doctors, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses spend the majority of their days interacting with patients,  so, they see directly what processes already work and what’s failing in a healthcare facility – especially with patient outcomes. Since they’re in the front…

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Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This: Pick of the Litter

By Shawn Nason / June 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This: Pick of the Litter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone loves puppies (or they should). So stop what you’re doing and watch this cuddly and cute documentary available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, which follows a litter of labrador retriever puppies and their training for becoming service dogs who guide the blind. Is the competition to be a guide dog as cutthroat as…

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Caring About Someone Versus Caring for Someone

By Shawn Nason / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Caring About Someone Versus Caring for Someone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s an all-too-common tale in our industry: We provide care for our patients. But we stop caring about them. Instead of treating them like vulnerable individuals with thoughts and feelings, we start seeing them as numbers and quotas. It’s time to change this trend and to start treating our patients with a softer touch. Not…

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How a simple act of empathy had saved my life

By Shawn Nason / June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on How a simple act of empathy had saved my life

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”8233″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”by Sarah Crowell, Nason Group Design Strategist” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] The other day I was stuck in traffic during a rain storm and I suddenly realized my thoughts were being interrupted by a familiar, dull pain in my knee. My mind was flooded by memories of the stormy, painful spring…

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Patient Experience Symposium Wrap Up

By Shawn Nason / May 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Patient Experience Symposium Wrap Up

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]We just got back from PXS @ Harvard Medical School, where we shared about the power of consumer-centered design through the lens of disruption, and we left enthused about the industry’s shift toward empathy in providing and practicing health care. The symposium is a gathering of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, practitioners, educators, thought leaders,…

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A Game-Changing Lunch at Wendy’s

By Shawn Nason / January 30, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7697″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”This week’s blog comes from Ryan Mulligan, the Nason Group’s Chief Empathizer. ” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]My family eats at Wendy’s a lot. It’s one of the few places where our son, Hobbs, can actually sit through an entire meal, giving us a sense of normalcy. Hobbs has autism and wears…

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The Shift In The Atmosphere: Moving From Talking To Experiencing

By Shawn Nason / July 4, 2018 /

What do you get when you bring together over 300 design-oriented people who have a passion for changing the healthcare landscape? You get the 2018 HXD Conference that the Nason Group helped sponsor last week in Boston. It was two days of bold presentations, stimulating conversations, and high-powered networking around the theme of improving health…

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Down 30 Pounds! Who Gives A Sh**? My Personal Journey To the Best Me!

By Shawn Nason / April 12, 2018 /

The Story Three months ago, I walked into my providers office to get some medicine to deal with the “junk” I had gotten after the holidays. Unbeknownst to me, it would be a visit that changed my health journey. When the nurse took my blood pressure, it was 188/102. What? My blood pressure has never…

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