In response to this common frustration, What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients: An Easy Approach for Understanding Your Personality Type and Your Patient's Perspective explains the distinctive similarities and differences that impact your daily thoughts and actions.
Sheila Glazov, joined by nurse Denise Knoblauch, created colorful personality profiles that simplify the complex nature of the healthcare professionals' attributes and abilities in the workplace while interacting with their patients. What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients is intended to facilitate effective communication and cooperation and minimize stress and frustration in numerous aspects of your work day.
Take the Healthcare Professional "No Right or Wrong Answer" Brain Quiz to effectively analyze your unique characteristics to determine your Brain Colors and to recognize your unique traits and talents in your workplace. Then, read and enjoy the relevant and motivating anecdotal stories from 25 healthcare professionals, which are strategically placed throughout the book.
Rather than offer an excuse for people's behavior, this book helps to explain why your perspective differs from or relates to the viewpoints of others. Engaging, educational, and easy to read, What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients is a guide to discovering and decoding who you are, why others see you the way they do, and how the four Brain Colors play a role in your career and workplace.Yellow Brainers are Meticulous, Dedicated, Structured, and LoyalBlue Brainers are Collaborative, Adaptable, Cheerful, and HelpfulGreen Brainers are Analytical, Cautious, Calm, and Fair-MindedOrange Brainers are Spontaneous, Energetic, Optimistic, and Easy-Going
After reading What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients, you will have the knowledge and know-how to:Assess your personality and determine how to productively use your attributes and abilities in the workplaceIncrease your awareness and appreciation for others' perspectives and differencesCreate caring, collaborative, and harmonious relationshipsUnderstand each color-filled communication style and meet the needs of othersApply the personality principles and tailor communications to fit the Brain Color lobes of each individualBuild rapport and appropriately approach patients to offer exceptional careEliminate stress and solve problems by understanding your patients' and co-workers' perspectives
What Color Is Your Brain? When Caring for Patients: An Easy Approach for Understanding Your Personality Type and Your Patient's Perspective explores the essential pieces of the puzzle that is human interaction. With the help of this dynamic book, determining your own Brain Colors and learning to improve your communication and collaboration with patients, colleagues, administrators, and others is bound to be a no-brainer.
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
-Chris Abercrombie, RN, BS, COHN-S, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, OSF Healthcare System, Ministry Services Facilities Management
Understanding an individual's personality traits is paramount in being able to effectively manage any communication cycle. WCIYB? is a great system and easy to learn. As a clinician, it makes me better equipped to understand my patients and shape my communications in a way they can truly "listen," understand, and accept.
-Chuck Schulte, PT, ATC, Diamond Physical Therapy
I love all the health care examples and tables for quick and easy access to the Brain Colors. When our patients are not feeling well and are facing medical obstacles, I have a great resource to be able to connect and provide the most therapeutic support possible and create a healing environment. Thank you for all your Brain Color Magic!
-Melissa Bryant, RN, BA, Occupational Nurse Case Manager, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
This book is a "Must Read!" I was re-energized, while reading Sheila Glazov's and Denise Knoblauch's book, which gives you easy to understand tools and methods that you can use immediately. I will be much more effective improving our employee safety culture and managing change by being better equipped to recognize, accept, appreciate, and adjust my approach to the different Brain Color attributes that everyone brings to the table.
-Devon Kelly, MS, OTR/L, Injury Prevention Project Manager, Safety Department, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
I love this book! After reading it, I recognized my full "Brainbow," personality. Now my clients can receive the best care and knowledge that comes from a balanced combination of mind, body, heart, and soul. Sheila's and Denise's knowledge and insight has now given me the opportunity to help my clients and answer their questions in a Harmonious, Positive, Simple, and Make Sense Way!"
-Lisa Margaret Ash, Owner, IT'S NOT FITNESS...IT'S LIFE!, B.S. NASM, ISSA, ACE, Master/Personal Trainer, Nutritional Specialist
Sheila Glazov has dedicated years of study to a better understanding of relationships between people. Her creativity and enthusiasm for this topic is clearly demonstrated in the unique concepts presented in this book. The importance of building rapport with patients in order to gain their trust and confidence is a critical tool in developing good communication, improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
-Randall E. Marcus, M.D., Charles H. Herndon Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Sheila Glazov skillfully captures the essence of personality types in this easy to read, indispensable gem. See yourself in the unforgettable and relatable stories. Use it to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, which will give you the tools you need to connect with and appreciate your patients on so many levels.
-Irene Stemler, RN, BSN, Polytrauma Nurse Educator, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Author of Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories
This inclusive and encouraging book has made neuroanatomy concepts accessible with clear explanations of the different Brain Colors and how they relate to health professionals and patients. The examples and stories make the information personal, interesting, fun, and uplifting. The organization of the chapters makes it all flow together, reminding us of all the Brain Color attributes and how to apply them.
-Dr. Jane A. Richards, DC
I highly recommend this book! It should be a standard text in every health care/medical office, school, and library. This is the best concept for understanding patient care, coworkers, and workplace dynamics. A harmonious staff equates to excellence in patient care. I wish I was aware of the Brain Color concept when I started my career. Now, my mantra is 'Pause, Color, Communicate."
-Carter Black, R.PH, Carter Black, LLC, Pharmacist, Health Consultant and Researcher
I urge everyone who works in the healing professions to read this indispensable book! Sheila and Denise present a holistic approach that, as a therapist, has inspired and helped me understand that each of my clients requires a colorful, unique method to achieve wellbeing. As a manager, it has expanded my awareness of the rare gifts that each staff member possesses.
-Jane Zamudio, MA, LCPC, CDVP, MIM, ERYT, Associate Director, Turning Point
This book is a must read for all healthcare professionals! It cuts through the minutiae about understanding your patients' perspective, like a surgeon's scalpel! The relationship with patients and co-workers and the no-brainier conflict resolution chapters will be an immense help to me and my office staff.
-Dan Follmer, DDS, NorthWest Dental Health and Aesthetics
Currently, the best approach to the patient is patient centered medicine. Knowing the patient's personality allows an understanding of his or her perspective. This color-filled book allows you to open the patient's heart and compassionately treat the patient as a Person.
-Bruno Cortis, M.D. and author of Heal Your Cancer, Heart & Soul and Healing Heart Disease and The Spiritual Heart
Great approach! Immediately, I was interested in learning the color of my brain and my patients' and co- worker's brains.
-Vivian V. Holman, OTR / L, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
"I originally purchased this book to supplement lectures I was giving to my graduate OT students, hoping to find a straightforward way to explain building therapeutic rapport with our patients. However I quickly found myself applying these color concepts not only in my classroom, but in my own clinical practice as well. I was amazed at how intuitive the information feels, and how it really can help us to mediate what appear to be personality conflicts, but instead are just different colors of the rainbow in action. A must read for allied health students and professionals alike - next year it will be the required textbook for my course!"
- Andrea Carr Tyszka, MS, OTR/L, SIPT, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA
"I first would like to say that I love your book. A huge portion of my job is resolving conflicts between students completing Fieldwork rotations and their supervisors. As you can imagine, personality often plays a huge role in these conflicts. I have found that your book can help me clearly differentiate where personality problems are arising and communicate effectively to resolve them. Since your book is mandatory reading in a course at our University, it also gives me a common language to utilize with students so that they can recognize possible sources of conflict."
- Brianna Brim, MOT OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Program, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA
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