Werner Institute To Host Health Care Conference
November 11, 2007
[Image: Omaha jazz great Lewis “Luigi” Waites plays the vibraphone during a tribute to Duke Ellington, July 29, 1999, Photo by Jim Williams, for “Joselyn Art Museum: Jazz on the Green,” a Nebraska Local Legacies project]
I just heard from Debra Gerardi, Chair of the Program on Healthcare Collaboration and Conflict Resolution at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. Debra alerted me to an upcoming program at the Werner Institute that should be considered by anyone interested in healthcare dispute resolution. Creating Cultures of Engagement in Health Care – International Conference and Dialogue: New Models for Addressing Conflict, Disruption and Avoidance in Health Care, will be held at Creighton in Omaha on June 3-5, 2008.
As stated in the program description on the Werner Institute\’s website, the purpose of the conference is to provide participants with an opportunity to:
- Learn how to apply principles and practices from the field of dispute resolution to upcoming mandates for change including the new 2009 JCAHO leadership standards related to disruptive behavior and conflict management;
- Learn the principles guiding conflict resolution practice in health care including the essential components for conflict management training programs;
- Working with experts in health care mediation, negotiation and collaborative law, create an action plan for advancing the outcomes of the conference dialogues and create an ongoing community of experts.
A description of the Conference\’s Premises makes it clear that the Werner Institute is on the mark with this program in matching a discussion of conflict resolution theory with an examination of the current culture of healthcare delivery. And you can check out Luigi while you\’re there.
Thanks again, Debra!