Week in Review: Inclusive communication guide; Recognizing our clinical nurse specialists — and more!

November 11, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The weekend is here! Before you bundle up for the rapidly dropping temperatures, be sure you check out all the cool stories that ran in Headlines this week.

For instance, readers were given insight and expertise on how to properly write and speak about disability in the debut of a new inclusive communication series. There was also a feature on the organization’s clinical nurse specialists and information about a new survey that will improve patient care at Michigan Medicine.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

Using inclusive language: A handy guide

Language is essential when it comes to creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment at Michigan Medicine. That’s why the Department of Communication, in collaboration with the Center for Disability Health and Wellness, are creating an inclusive communication resource for everyone at Michigan Medicine. Click here for the first installment, revolving around disability.

Clinical nurse specialists recognized for ‘unstoppable advocacy’

Did you know that clinical nurse speclaists focus on evidence-based care, complex patient management and improving patient outcomes? Or that their role touches patient care, nurse staffing and systems? Indeed, there’s a lot people may not know about these valuable team members, who say there’s a “level of mystery” around what they do. Remove some of that mystery by checking out this story!

Post-mortality survey brings new opportunity for patient care improvements

A new survey is allowing caregivers a chance to voice opportunities for system care improvements following the difficult circumstance of an inpatient death. The post-mortailty survey is part of U-M Health’s ongoing efforts to improve Safety and quality as part of its BASE strategic priorities. Learn more about this unique new tool. 

M2C2 gets ready to launch

A few weeks ago, Headlines readers learned about a new capacity management hub called M2C2 that will help streamline patient access and care. Now, you can dive even deeper into the future world of M2C2 by listening to the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast, featuring Vikas Parekh, M.D., associate chief medical officer for U-M Health and an executive sponsor of the project.

Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!