Health Care Mediation Articles
(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd
To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
(2/26/21)Julian Granka Ferguson
Adversarial ethics, or the ethics of competition, are an unfortunately overlooked field of moral philosophy.
New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
Those who have been involved in an accident and chose to pursue their options to recovery through the legal system, often end up at mediation.
The article helps demonstrate the widespread acceptance of ADR, and mediation in particular, in the legal profession.
Collaboration is an emerging platform for economic success in law.
Never have we been more needed, and never have we needed to be more flexible.
(1/08/21)Ronald S. Kraybill
If you’re good at selective conflict avoidance, you will have a greater sense of order and control in your life.
As COVID concerns spread, conditioning from the media and celebrities talking about how everyone needed to comply with random, and often contradictory orders began to make the rounds of TV and social media.
As mediators, we are hired and trusted to come into a situation and use our best judgment and experience to deliver results in the form of durable negotiated agreements and changed behavior. In rare situations we will encounter abrasive behavior by one or more parties, and in those cases we must be prepared to shift our process to accommodate the landscape and serve the parties in the best way possible.
This article looks at using mediation to resolve post-quarantine disputes.
Biden and Harris won the election, but what exactly did they win? What was lost in the process? And, as mediators and citizens, what do we do next?
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
After trying cases for most of my career and having served as a full-time neutral for the past five years, I’m convinced mediation is the best option for resolving cases while keeping your clients’ interests in mind, particularly for health care disputes.
Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.
This article addresses internal and external skills for mediators to use during this time of Covid-19, to raise awareness of internal biases, and shift those biases in order to skillfully mediate for our clients.
As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world.
Examines the outcome of the CJEU’s decision known as Schrems II from the perspective of mediation service providers and mediators. Proposes practical steps in which the results of Schrems II may be addressed. Reviews the emerging responses of Data Protection Authorities in Europe and the USA.
As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.
The term “microaggression” was coined in the 1970s by Dr. Chester Pierce who is a psychiatrist, and refers to “subtle, stunning, often automatic, and nonverbal exchanges which are ‘put downs’ of Black people and members of other minority groups; ‘micro’ refers to their routine frequency, not the scale of their impact.” (Id.)
Employee contracts, which were rarely straightforward before the pandemic, are particularly complicated now.
(8/24/20)Andrea Maia, Gregg Relyea
This article discusses the "Community Spread" of Mediation in a Post COVID-19 World.
Divorce or separation is a big challenge in itself.
(8/20/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
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This Primer in Neuroscience, Emotions and how they impact decision-making, along with understanding the myth of rationality, can help mediators navigate difficult moments in mediation and steer parties towards a productive path.