All health care interactions start with an emotion. An emotion of connection or isolation. An emotion of anticipation or dread. An emotion of knowing or not knowing. As health professionals, we shape values to uplift our patients. Translating these values to respond to the “real world” eventually challenges us to learn as health professionals. This is our calling. A call to translate knowledge into “real world” health care. To develop next generation techniques that heal & uplift our people.

“…good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”

Albert Camus, French philosopher & Nobel Prize laureate (1957)

To actually offer first class care, modern health professionals have to be willing to ask what great looks like. What does great health care actually look like? More importantly, does great look anything like what you plan to do? At Consortia Care, we provide mission critical training to help clinical teams shift from good to great.

Upcoming Courses & Training:

Edmonton Method for Health Change — 2 Day Intensive

  • Date:  January 27-28, 2020
  • Location: Delta Hotel by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites — Edmonton, Alberta

This 2-day course builds the skills and confidence required for nursing and allied health professionals to guide conversations around health change.  Now more than ever, health professionals need to go beyond the basics. We are called to learn advanced communication skills to modify health behaviours during pivotal clinical interactions. Participation in this 2-day course gives you the power and clinical potential to shape patient care in a much more evidence-based way, incorporating traditional techniques from Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model along with newer techniques gaining traction among clinicians.  After learning key theories and concepts, all participants will have the opportunity practice skills they learned in a small group format.

Edmonton Community of Practice in Trauma-informed Empathy (ECoPTiE)

  • Open to health & social service professionals — join our Facebook Group to participate
  • Location: Roundhouse (Allard Hall, MacEwan University) or via teleconference

The practice of empathy helps us relate to others and respond effectively, and is also a core skill required of professionals in health & social service positions. This group is designing open source (free) tools to help health & social service professionals rapidly connect with people in need of human connection. According to the latest research, 1 in 5 Canadians are trained in basic first aid or C.P.R. This number is dangerously low, but thankfully most health professionals remain current in these basic skills. Empathy is also a basic skill required before people can help others in distress.