Newsletter 66 : 11 april 2012
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We offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading, and hope you will find it diverting.
How do great bosses distinguish themselves from others? Jeff Haden‘s ideas.
Marco Tempest spins a story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity—all while performing tricks with his hands and an augmented reality machine. (dur 6:32)
Nurses are getting a lot of stick from politicians and the media for a supposed lack of compassion. The premise of our programme, Increasing compassionate care, is that healthcare staff in hospitals are intrinsically compassionate. But they find their capacity to express compassion is compromised by a variety of factors. The programme is intended for all staff who have direct contact with patients and their relatives and the focus is as much on avoiding the problems of compassion fatigue and burnout as it is on dealing with them should they arise. The primary outcome is a higher level of care experienced by the patient.
Anna Maria Jopek and Pat Metheny: sheer magic (dur: 3:34)
—I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
—Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Leo Rosten, American humorist, b 11 April 1908
How likeable are you? Try this test for your amusement (we neither endorse it, nor disparage it).
9 mins is the target to go for.
—For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry…
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
Christopher Smart, poet, b 11 april 1722
All contributions welcome.
(Thanks this week to Sue Cohen.)
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 30 january 2015 . image: Free Images