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Health Care Mediation Articles


More COVID PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

(1/20/22)John Lande

This is a sequel to the post last week, My Covid Perceived Injurious Experiences (PIE). This is one author articulating their concerns and their approach to resolving a personal conflict with their COVID experience. While Mediate.com does not take a stance on the pandemic, we encourage authors to write in with their approach to resolving interpersonal pandemic conflicts.

A Conversation with People who Don't Want to be Vaccinated

(1/20/22)Milan Slama

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. This article gives an example of how to have a conversation with someone who has a different approach to the pandemic than you.

My COVID Perceived Injurious Experiences

(1/17/22)John Lande

This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.

A Q&A Session With Ron Ravikoff on Health Systems and the Benefits of ADR

(1/17/22)Ron Ravikoff

Ronald Ravikoff, Esq., has been a JAMS neutral since 2012 and has been on the American Healthcare Lawyers Association panel of neutrals since 2014. We spoke with Ron Ravikoff about his extensive experience in health care mediation and arbitration and the advantages alternate dispute resolution (ADR) brings to the health care industry at large.

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

(1/07/22)Roseann Vanella

At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

(12/28/21)Jim Melamed

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan

(12/20/21)Richard Moore

Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

(12/17/21)Greg Enos

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

(12/14/21)Howard Bellman, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

What Kaizen and Sir David can Teach Mediators About the Green Pledge

(12/06/21)Rachael Bicknell

The “Mediators’ Green Pledge”, as it has become known, has been translated into 14 languages and has over 500 signatories from over 50 countries. The purpose of the Pledge is to promote more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment and climate.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication

(11/16/21)Tim Hicks, Bernard Mayer

This is an additional episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Tim Hicks talking about his book "Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication." This interview is hosted by Bernie Mayer.

Book Review: When Gender is in Question, a Guide to Understanding

(11/12/21)Janet Chance

Sherkin's book When Gender is in Question focuses on the experience of the transitioning person and their loved ones and as such provides a doorway to deeper understanding, to uncovering bias, and to appropriate interaction.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

(11/09/21)Peter Adler, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

The Future of Business So Conflict Doesn’t Disrupt It

(11/03/21)Carmela DeNicola

There is no return to the “old normal;” firms have to adapt to an increasingly uncertain future.

Health Systems and the Benefits of Early Dispute Resolution

(10/18/21)Christopher Keele

Recognizing Common Internal Issues That Often Escalate Into Disputes and How ADR Can Help.

Alvin Toffler, ODR, The Red Queen, and the Pandemic

(8/20/21)Maria Victoria Marun

Much has been written about the future. However, when we read about "what will come" we see it as “something far away”.

The Creative, Collaborative Use of Neutral Experts in Environmental Mediations

(8/13/21)Lester Levy

Most disputes in litigation involve a procedural phase for the preparation and exchange of expert reports and the interrogation of the experts’ opinions.

Vividness Bias: Real or Illusory?

(8/09/21)Phyllis Pollack

Harvard’s PONS defined vividness bias as “…the tendency to overweight the vivid and prestigious attributes of a decision, such as a salary or an employer’s status, and underweight less impressive issues, such as location or rapport with colleagues.”

Virtual Interpersonal Community Mediation: NAFCM Think Tank Report

(8/01/21)NAFCM

In November 2020, Mediate.com approached D.G. Mawn of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) to facilitate a national think tank regarding possible support Mediate.com may wish to consider which would strengthen and broaden the impact of community mediation through on-line access. The exact charge was: Develop best-practice recommendations for Mediate.com regarding their online services so they best support the field of community mediation to embrace and offer online mediation services and utilize and benefit from basic and ongoing online mediation training.

Use This Tool to Talk About COVID19

(7/30/21)Ronald S. Kraybill

With COVID19 cases rocketing once again, old questions return. We are all inescapably affected by the behaviors of others on this so we have to work out the answers with other people around us.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

(7/27/21)Elahe Amani

“Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”

Stress, Depression, and Heart Attacks: What Poor Management Does to Employee Health

(7/02/21)Katherine Graham

We know a toxic culture in the workplace is bad for morale, engagement, and performance. New research evidence suggests the human costs can be far more serious.

Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation

(6/27/21)Lydia Ray, Jonathan Rodrigues

Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may appoint a mediator; Nation-states imploding in racial or communal tension may call on a mediator – and after all this giving, who does the Mediator call on in times of need?

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