Listening to what patients are not saying – hearing the unheard – is as important as being attentive to what they are saying. Patient satisfaction, now seen as a key outcome of care, is often a difficult outcome to achieve.
Jane Stanfield is a health service improvement coach. She comes with 30 years’ experience in health care, half as a clinician and half in health administration, support, and coaching. Having had a brush with burnout herself and several close family members in health care, her focus is on bringing compassion back to health care for all involved. Her current use of neuroscience and mindfulness at work enables healthcare providers to work with their own mind, emotions, and behaviour to influence their culture in a way that will energise and motivate them as they manage the safety and reliability of their care and its focus on the patient – whilst caring for themselves. Jane is currently coaching a private hospital and several nurse leaders. She runs workshops on leadership, shaping cultures, wellbeing, and communication and patient safety (CAPS). Her most recent professional development personally is in LEAN thinking – reducing waste and improving flow in healthcare … because waste is disrespectful to people!