Research Tuesday: Theme: Body Language

Here is some recent research on body language. Educate yourself, and discover some helpful hints for your life or business.

Modrzejewski, D. M. (2017). Social Identity and Its Influence on the Company Officer and Firefighter Relationship (Doctoral dissertation, Grand Canyon University).
Bogova, H. S. (2017). Conflicts in the Workplace. In ИННОВАЦИОННЫЕ НАУЧНЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ: ТЕОРИЯ, МЕТОДОЛОГИЯ, ПРАКТИКА (pp. 246-248).
Christensen, J. F., Cela‐Conde, C. J., & Gomila, A. (2017). Not all about sex: neural and biobehavioral functions of human dance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1400(1), 8-32.
Jovanović, M., & Zdravković, D. (2017). NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT. Facta Universitatis, Series: Physical Education and Sport, 15(1), 195-206.
Calbi, M., Angelini, M., Gallese, V., & Umiltà, M. A. (2017). “Embodied Body Language”: an electrical neuroimaging study with emotional faces and bodies. Scientific Reports, 7.
Kahn-Horwitz, J., Mittelberg, D., Bell-Kligler, R., & Schultz, R. G. (2017). Mentoring-Learning in a Cross-Language and Cross-Cultural Framework: Australian Pre-service Teachers and Israeli Mentor-Teachers. In Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience (pp. 77-93). Springer, Singapore.
Notenboom, T. (2017). Using Technology to Recognise Emotions in Autistic People (Bachelor’s thesis, University of Twente).
Verma, T. NCERT Class XII Sociology: Chapter 2–Cultural Change (Social Change and Development in India).
Özerdem, M. S., & Polat, H. (2017). Emotion recognition based on EEG features in movie clips with channel selection. Brain Informatics, 1-12.
Horrell, K., & Andrade, J. (2017). Qualitatively Assessing Undergraduate Dietetic Students’ Abilities to Counsel in a Nutrition Therapy Class. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7), S64.
Gilquin, G. (2017). NESSI: A multimodal corpus of New Englishes. In International Conference on Multimodal Communication: Developing New Theories and Methods (ICMC2017).
Mauksch, L. B. (2017). Physicians Interrupting Patients—Reply. JAMA, 318(1), 94-95.
Očenášová, Z. V. Trap of a wrong question Work with emotions in mediation through non-verbality and body-language.
Sluys, K. B. (2017). The Effects of Conformity on Eyewitness Testimony and Confidence.
Philumon, J. (2017). Recent Trends and Technologies in Hand Gesture Recognition. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, 8(5).



Tools and Tips: Time

Time is short. We know that we lack sufficient time to do everything we wish to do. Time is often more valuable than finance, especially when it comes to quality of relationships. We know this to be true in business connections, but it is especially pertinent in the case of working with clients and patients. Some people feel that they do not have time to get to know their clients or patients. However, taking that time is very useful for improving quality of care. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you think through your relationships with clients and patients:
1. How am I interacting with my clients/patients? Do I see them more as a financial opportunity or as a person?
2. How can I improve my interactions with clients/patients and give them high quality services/care?
3. What is one area I can work on improving as far as these interactions are concerned? How can I reach that goal?

These are only a few questions to consider.

Below, you will also find a very practical way to get to know your clients. This is a short talk by Butch Bellah:

A Few Interesting Blogs for the Week

Here are a few links to some interesting blogs for your reading pleasure.

Medscape Medical News Headlines

Culture Shock: When Your Soul Takes Longer to Arrive


Business Psychology:

Xclusive Fitness:

Kurts Adams

We could share many, many, more, but these caught our attention. Happy reading!


Research: Culture

Here is some research on culture.  We hope that it you find it interesting. The research is listed by date.

Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., & Roth, K. (2017). An overview of Hofstede-inspired country-level culture research in international business since 2006. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(1), 30-47.

Oyserman, D. (2017). Culture three ways: Culture and subcultures within countries. Annual review of psychology, 68, 435-463.

Lindblad, S., Ernestam, S., Van Citters, A. D., Lind, C., Morgan, T. S., & Nelson, E. C. (2017). Creating a culture of health: evolving healthcare systems and patient engagement. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 110(3), 125-129.

Ramdhani, A., Ramdhani, M. A., & Ainisyifa, H. (2017). Conceptual Framework of Corporate Culture Influenced on Employees Commitment to Organization. International Business Management11(3), 826-803.

Mears, D. P., Stewart, E. A., Warren, P. Y., & Simons, R. L. (2017). Culture and formal social control: The effect of the code of the street on police and court decision-making. Justice Quarterly34(2), 217-247.

Kangas, M., Muotka, J., Huhtala, M., Mäkikangas, A., & Feldt, T. (2017). Is the ethical culture of the organization associated with sickness absence? A multilevel analysis in a public sector organization. Journal of Business Ethics140(1), 131.

Ax, C., & Greve, J. (2017). Adoption of management accounting innovations: Organizational culture compatibility and perceived outcomes. Management Accounting Research34, 59-74.

Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Helo, P., Papadopoulos, T., Childe, S. J., & Sahay, B. S. (2017). Explaining the impact of reconfigurable manufacturing systems on environmental performance: The role of top management and organizational culture. Journal of Cleaner Production141, 56-66.

Schneider, B., González-Romá, V., Ostroff, C., & West, M. A. (2017). Organizational Climate and Culture: Reflections on the History of the Constructs in JAP.

Stewart, P. J., & Strathern, A. J. (2017). Language and culture. In Breaking the Frames (pp. 69-78). Springer International Publishing.

Storey, M. A., Zagalsky, A., Figueira Filho, F., Singer, L., & German, D. M. (2017). How social and communication channels shape and challenge a participatory culture in software development. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering43(2), 185-204.

Lizardo, O. (2017). Improving Cultural Analysis: Considering Personal Culture in its Declarative and Nondeclarative Modes. American Sociological Review82(1), 88-115.

Graham, J. R., Harvey, C. R., Popadak, J., & Rajgopal, S. (2017). Corporate culture: Evidence from the field (No. w23255). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., & Barbaranelli, C. (2017). Safety culture, moral disengagement, and accident underreporting. Journal of Business Ethics141(3), 489.

Bartikowski, B., & Cleveland, M. (2017). “Seeing is being”: Consumer culture and the positioning of premium cars in China. Journal of Business Research77, 195-202.

Meddings, J., Reichert, H., Greene, M. T., Safdar, N., Krein, S. L., Olmsted, R. N., … & Saint, S. (2017). Evaluation of the association between Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) measures and catheter-associated infections: results of two national collaboratives. BMJ Qual Saf26(3), 226-235.

Lamberti, A. P., & Richards, A. R. (Eds.). (2017). Complex worlds: digital culture, rhetoric and professional communication. Routledge.

Franklin, A. (2017, January). The role of culture and language in the development of color categorization. In Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: Culture and Developmental Systems, Volume 38 (pp. 39-81). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Griffith, C. J., Griffith, C. J., Jackson, L. M., Jackson, L. M., Lues, R., & Lues, R. (2017). The food safety culture in a large South African food service complex: Perspectives on a case study. British Food Journal119(4), 729-743.

Truong, T. D., Hallinger, P., & Sanga, K. (2017). Confucian values and school leadership in Vietnam: Exploring the influence of culture on principal decision making. Educational Management Administration & Leadership45(1), 77-100.

Wang, M., Rieger, M. O., & Hens, T. (2017). The impact of culture on loss aversion. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making30(2), 270-281.

Dobia, B., & Roffey, S. (2017). Respect for Culture—Social and Emotional Learning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. In Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific (pp. 313-334). Springer Singapore.

Chan, A., Clegg, S., & Warr, M. (2017). Translating Intervention: When Corporate Culture Meets Chinese Socialism. Journal of Management Inquiry, 1056492617696888.






Thoughts on Changes in Healthcare

The healthcare industry in the United States of America is undergoing many changes. As a result, people wonder if their health benefits will stay the same, or how they will be impacted negatively.  Even the wealthy with many assets and investments are facing the potential of more of their income going towards healthcare expenses.  As we have seen with the housing market, there will come a point where the bubble is forced to pop. In other words, the empire of healthcare that has been so lucrative to some is bound to falter.

Even in the best case scenario,  the USA  has a long way to go to compare to the standard of healthcare in places like France, Sweden, Japan and a host of other countries. While the USA is a leader in innovation and research, it has failed miserably in terms of affordable care. On top of that, the USA is a huge tourist destination for healthcare and has assisted many internationals looking for advanced treatment. As such, the market has become more diverse. Similarly, as the physician shortage gets worse in the country, people are being recruited from all over the world to fill in the gaps.

The downside to all of this is that changes are coming too quickly. Decision makers are struggling to keep up with the cross-cultural changes in healthcare, in addition to the other demands faced by the changing system.  There are few things in place in most contexts to prevent Physician burnout and improve cross-cultural awareness.  This has caused various problems in terms of efficiency of communication between medical professionals and their patients, and even malpractice suits.

While the situation is complicated, it’s not unsolvable.  If the USA wants to continue to be a world leader, there needs to be a huge overhaul of the system. As we have seen with the recent debates in healthcare, there are many values and worldviews in play. It will take more than a political measure to change the healthcare system in the USA.  It will take a collaborative effort from all spheres and socioeconomic sectors of society to improve healthcare for all. If one culture or group does not have a voice, the solution may come more slowly.  Our world is not a utopia. However,  we believe that it is part of the responsibility of those with influence to use their power and position to empower and educate those that do not have a voice.   In addition, those without a voice should not feel entitled or rely too much on those in power, but take initiatives to use the limited resources they have to bring about positive changes for their communities.

Research of the Week: On Physician and Surgeon Burnout

The following articles  include some very relevant research on phsycian and surgeon burnout.

Chakravarti, A., Raazi, M., O’Brien, J., & Balaton, B. (2016). Anesthesiology Resident Wellness Program at the University of Saskatchewan: curriculum content and delivery. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien danesthésie,64(2), 199-210. doi:10.1007/s12630-016-0773-0.
Cicchinelli, L. D. (2017). Comments from a Veteran Mission Surgeon. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery,56(2), 223. doi:10.1053/j.jfas.2017.01.032
Deb, A. (2017). Practical Considerations in Addressing Physician Burnout. CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology,23, 557-562. doi:10.1212/con.0000000000000461.
Fumis, R. R., Amarante, G. A., Nascimento, A. D., & Junior, J. M. (2017). Moral distress and its contribution to the development of burnout syndrome among critical care providers. Annals of Intensive Care,7(1). doi:10.1186/s13613-017-0293-2.
Grocott, H. P., & Bryson, G. L. (2016). The physician at risk: disruptive behaviour, burnout, addiction, and suicide. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien danesthésie,64(2), 119-121. doi:10.1007/s12630-016-0782-z.
Hirayama, M., & Fernando, S. (2016). Burnout in surgeons and organisational interventions. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. doi:10.1177/0141076816666810.
Mendelsohn, D., Despot, I., Gooderham, P., Singhal, A., Redekop, G., & Toyota, B. (2017). B.01 Impact of work-hours and sleep on well-being and burnout for physicians-in-training: the prospective RATE Study. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques,44(S2). doi:10.1017/cjn.2017.72.
Meyer, R. A. (2017). Burned Out or Bummed Out. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.047
Nahai, F. (2016). When Love Is Not Enough. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. doi:10.1093/asj/sjw223.
Nguyen, M. C., & Moffatt-Bruce, S. D. (2017). Surgical Quality and Safety: Current Initiatives and Future Directions. The SAGES Manual Transitioning to Practice,125-144. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51397-3_9.
Stein, S. L. (2017). The Changing Face of Surgery Today. Annals of Surgery,1. doi:10.1097/sla.0000000000002337.
Swendiman, R. A. (2017). Cognitive Dissonance in Training. Annals of Surgery,265(6), 1062-1063. doi:10.1097/sla.0000000000002145.
Winkel, A. F., Nguyen, A. T., Morgan, H. K., Valantsevich, D., & Woodland, M. B. (2017). Whose Problem Is It? The Priority of Physician Wellness in Residency Training. Journal of Surgical Education,74(3), 378-383. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.10.009.
Wuest, T. K., Goldberg, M. J., & Kelly, J. D. (2016). Clinical Faceoff: Physician Burnout—Fact, Fantasy, or the Fourth Component of the Triple Aim? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®,475(5), 1309-1314. doi:10.1007/s11999-016-5193-5.