Troubleshooting

This post will focus on  misunderstandings cross-culturally. Everyone at some point will experience a cultural misunderstanding if they interact for a long enough with another country.  Most of the time they can be resolved quickly and painlessly. However, there are certain occaisions where more detailed explorations into culture and asumptions.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Identify cultural assumptions
  2.  Be willing to learn about other cultures perspectives on the topic.
  3.  Have self- awareness of your own cultural practices, prejudices, bias etc. This will help you solve the conflict easier.
  4. Empathy is important.
  5.  Examine your own cultural values to see where they might clash with another person’s values.
  6. Learn about how the culture in question resolves conflicts.
  7. Build on common ground between you and the other party.
  8. Break down the power structure.  Work to empower them to share their side of the story.
  9. Look for a mediator who understands both cultures if possible.  Hire an expert if necessary.
  10. Remember that the process of resolving serious misunderstandings can take time.

Research Roundup: Communication

Here are several  research articles that are interesting on psychology and communication. These are in order by date of publication:

Sutherland, C. R., Chur‐Hansen, A., & Winefield, H. (2017). Rural and Remote General Practitioners’ Perceptions of Psychologists. Australian Psychologist.

San Juan, V., Chambers, C. G., Berman, J., Humphry, C., & Graham, S. A. (2017). The object of my desire: Five-year-olds rapidly reason about a speaker’s desire during referential communication. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 162, 101-119.
Mercier, H. (2017). How gullible are we? A review of the evidence from psychology and social science. Review of General Psychology, 21(2), 103.
Kim, M., & Choi, Y. (2016). Risk communication: The roles of message appeal and coping style. Social Behavior and Personality, 45(5), 773-784.
MacRitchie, J., Herff, S. A., Procopio, A., & Keller, P. E. (2017). Negotiating between individual and joint goals in ensemble musical performance. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, (just-accepted), 1-61.
Medina Benavides, J. R. (2017). Rasgos de personalidad y su influencia en las relaciones interpersonales de estudiantes universitarios (Bachelor’s thesis, Universidad Técnica de Ambato-Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud-Carrera de Psicología Clínica).
Hills, T. T., Adelman, J. S., & Noguchi, T. (2016). ATTENTION ECONOMIES, INFORMATION CROWDING, AND LANGUAGE CHANGE. Big Data in Cognitive Science, 270.
Uzefovsky, F., & Knafo-Noam, A. (2017). Empathy development throughout the life span. Social cognition: Development across the life span, 71-97.
Goodie, J. L., Ware, C. M., & Hunter, C. L. (2017). Necessary Training for Psychologists Working in Primary Care Settings. Handbook of Psychological Assessment in Primary Care Settings, 95.

Blog Roundup: Various Topics

13181258_1043733419046112_1837823006_nThis week’s blog roundup consists of several different kinds of blogs of interest. We hope you enjoy the variety of perspectives presented here.

1. Orthobuzz – Sports Medicine Update- https://orthobuzz.jbjs.org/2017/05/31/sports-medicine-update/

2. TheraSport Physical Therapy- Strength Training and Conditioning-https://therasportpt.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/strength-training-and-conditioning/

3.Dr. Fitness -Achilles Tendonitis -https://drfitnessin.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/achilles-tendonitis/

4. Author Viswanath- Self- Talk Improves Sports Performance -https://viswanathauthor.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/self-talk-improves-sports-performance/

5. Tanzania Stories – Stability – https://tanzaniastories2.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/stability/

6. The Trotter Family- The Temporary Intimacy of Expat Life (and my search for rootedness) {A Life Overseas}-https://trotters41.com/2017/05/24/the-temporary-intimacy-of-expat-life-and-my-search-for-rootedness-a-life-overseas/

7.notanothertckblog -Depression and the TCK- https://notanothertckblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/depression-and-the-tck/

8.Mind, Body & Stomach- Pain & Health- https://mindbodystomach.me/2017/06/05/pain-health/

9. health1493- ACL and Meniscus Injuries – causes, symptoms, and treatment – https://health1493.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/acl-and-meniscus-injuries-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/

10. Dr. Jared Burch, Physical Therapist-Muscle Shortening: What is it, physiology behind it, how to use it -https://drburchphysicaltherapy.com/2017/05/22/muscle-shortening-what-is-it-physiology-about-it-how-to-use-it/

11.Nelsonecom -Advantages of orthopedic surgical treatment-https://nelsonecom.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/advantages-of-orthopedic-surgical-treatment/

12.pacificaorthopedicshuntingtonbeach – Advantages of orthopedic surgical treatment -https://pacificaorthopedicshuntingtonbeach.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/advantages-of-orthopedic-surgical-treatment/

13. Gary Forrest Edwards – -Dr. Gary Forrest Edwards: Chiropractic Orthopedics – https://garyforrestedwards.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/dr-gary-forrest-edwards-chiropractic-orthopedics/

14. CS Grit – Strum – https://csgrit.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/strum/

15. Crazy Nerds – What Not to Do – https://crazienerds.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/what-not-to-do/

16. Make it Ultra- How to Recover from a Mistake using G.R.O.W.T.H. – https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/how-to-recover-from-a-mistake-using-g-r-o-w-t-h/

17. Creatorspoint – Happy Me- https://ceatorspoint.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/happy-me/

18. Culture 99 – Intercultural Communicative Competence Conference, Prague, 22nd to 23rd June 2017-https://culture99.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/intercultural-communicative-competence-conference-prague-22nd-to-23rd-june-2017/

19. Edupliance- 5 tips to Stop Harrasment in the Workplace -https://culture99.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/intercultural-communicative-competence-conference-prague-22nd-to-23rd-june-2017/

20. Desu Blog- High and Low Context in Japan and Finland – https://bakagaijindesu.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/high-and-low-context-in-finland-and-japan/

21. Dr. John Flynn- The Irish Fight Clubs – https://johnflynn64travel.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/the-irish-fight-clubs/

22. Tips for the Medical Tourist- Quality-https://gaer2017.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/quality/

23. OKTHENWHATSNEXT- NHS and Private Healthcare- https://okthenwhatsnext.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/nhs-and-private-healthcare/

24. The junior Doctor- Patient Confidentiality is an Illusion -https://juniordoctorsite.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/patient-confidentiality-is-an-illusion/

25. Amos- Shin Splints. And Where to Find Them. How to Fix Them. Etc.- https://amosmag.com/2017/06/05/shin-splints-and-where-to-find-them-how-to-fix-them-etc/

26. Business Psychology -The Entrepreneur’s Wound – https://businessofbusiness.blog/2017/05/27/the-entrepreneurs-wound/

Research Update

Here are some interesting articles  from the research community recently:

Bokhari, R. (2016). Improving patient safety as a function of organizational ethics in the delivery of healthcare in Saudi Arabia (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University).
Hong, J. Y., & Yoo, E. K. (2016). Perception and Associated Factors on Patient Safety Culture of Care Helper in Nursing Facility. International Information Institute (Tokyo). Information, 19(11B), 5577.
Koplow, S., Soontupe, L., Hettrick, H., & Rone-Adams, S. (2016). ATTITUDES AND KNOWLEDGE WITH PARTICIPATION IN AN INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE BETWEEN NURSING AND PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS.

Lee, C. T. S., & Doran, D. M. (2017). The Role of Interpersonal Relations in Healthcare Team Communication and Patient Safety: A Proposed Model of Interpersonal Process in Teamwork. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 0844562117699349.

Lillibridge, N., Botti, M., Wood, B., & Redley, B. (2017). An observational study of patient care outcomes sensitive to handover quality in the Post‐Anaesthetic Care Unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Makkar, N., & Jain, K. (2017). To study the impact of design considerations on customer satisfaction in a dialysis facility of a super-specialty tertiary care hospital in Delhi, India. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 5(6), 2563-2571.
Martinez, W., Lehmann, L. S., Thomas, E. J., Etchegaray, J. M., Shelburne, J. T., Hickson, G. B., … & Bell, S. K. (2017). Speaking Up About Traditional and Professionalism-Related Patient Safety Threats.
Merino-Plaza, M. J., Carrera-Hueso, F. J., Castillo-Blasco, M., Martínez-Asensi, A., Martínez-Capella, R., & Fikri-Benbrahim, N. (2017, April). Evolution of patient safety culture in a medium-stay hospital: monitoring indicators. In Anales del sistema sanitario de Navarra (Vol. 40, No. 1, p. 43).
Merkel, M. J., von Dossow, V., & Zwißler, B. (2017). Structured patient handovers in perioperative medicine: Rationale and implementation in clinical practice. Der Anaesthesist.
Muñoz, M. (2017). No Pass Zone: Call Light Response and Interdisciplinary Teamwork.
Ott, L. K. (2017). Shielding From Harm: What Can You Do? Speak Up. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 36(2), 136-137.
Paramalingam, V., Swift, S., Smith, O., Williams, M., Greco, P., Every, H., … & Baker, A. (2017). Improving Quality and Safety in the ICU through the Introduction of a Procedural Checklist and Pause. Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 28(2).
Piva, E., Sciacovelli, L., Pelloso, M., & Plebani, M. (2017). Performance specifications of critical results management. Clinical Biochemistry.
Villiers-Tuthill, A., Doulougeri, K., McGee, H., Montgomery, A., Panagopoulou, E., & Morgan, K. (2017). Development and Validation of a Cross-Country Hospital Patient Quality of Care Assessment Tool in Europe. The Patient-Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 1-9.
Wollenhaup, C. A., Stevenson, E. L., Thompson, J., Gordon, H. A., & Nunn, G. (2017). Implementation of a Modified Bedside Handoff for a Postpartum Unit. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(6), 320-326.

Blog Roundup

Here are a few links to some interesting blogs.  The roundup is a bit shorter, but we hope you enjoy it.

1. Online marketing Scoops: https://onlinemarketingscoops.com/2017/05/09/allow-yourself-to-become-successful-discover-all-practical-ways-to-identify-old-patterns-adopt-a-new-life-style-online-marketing-tools/
2. Morning Rice: https://morningrice.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/what-is-pudding-wdpiyce-pt-1/
3.  The  Generalisthttps://achettblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/what-is-the-role-of-philanthropy-in-healthcare/
4.  Andrea –  https://blogcbuow.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/cultural-influences-on-consumer-behavior-cross-cultural-cb/
5. Julie Donovan- https://jdonovan2017.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/outcome-11-2/
6. Shelter in the Storm- https://shelterinthestormblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/cross-cultural-resurrection/
7. Skrifboardhttps://skrifbord.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/medium/
8. Rob Wolffhttps://robwolff.blog/2017/05/26/now-thats-my-cup-of-tea/
9. Lexis Noosahttps://lexisnoosa.com/2017/05/26/lexis-noosa-breakfast/
10. Drew Raderhttps://isastudentblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/discovering-the-street-art-of-sevilla/
11. Michelle Faith -https://michelefaith.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/mri-with-sedation/
12. Colours in Black and Whitehttps://coloursinblackandwhite.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/a-cortex-of-the-brain/
13. Tired Little Neuronshttps://tiredlittleneurons.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/finding-the-neuro-muse/
14. Orthofeedhttps://orthofeed.com/2017/05/12/surgeon-entrepreneur-bets-on-virtual-reality-to-boost-surgical-training/
15. Health 1943https://health1493.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/knee-arthritis-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/
16. Nichiarasahttps://nicichiarasa.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/life-jacket/
17. CCOEhttps://ccoeus.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/how-to-avoid-sports-injuries/
18.  Author Viswanathhttps://viswanathauthor.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/rcb-needs-psychological-reconditioning/
19. Outside the Comfort Zonehttps://outsidethecomfortzone2017.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/are-you-aware/
20. Tanzania Storieshttps://tanzaniastories2.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/stability/
21. TChttps://techcrunch.com/2017/05/26/raspberry-pi-foundation-and-coderdojo-to-code-club-together/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=Google+UK