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April 2024 Health Care Forum

The Health Care Forum was convened on April 3, 2024. The trigger topic for this forum was a recent best-selling book called Outlive by Peter Attia. This topic was introduced by Dr. Jerome Fish. This forum extended far beyond the opportunities and challenges introduced by Attia.   Following is a summary of the major issues […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On April 29, 2024
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Health-Based Coaching and a Biopsychosocial Perspective

Gay Teurman, Psy.D. and William Bergquist, Ph.D. The emerging field of health-based coaching has mostly focused on strategies associated with empowering individuals to make lasting health behavior changes.  These changes are the cornerstone in defining a sense of well-being. As in most emerging fields of human service, health-based coaching practices are highly diverse with regard […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 20, 2024
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Salus Forum Participants

Jeremy Fish, MD Jeremy is a Family Medicine Specialist practicing in the State of California with over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fish serves as program director and co-founder of the John Muir Family Medicine Residency Program. He was the California Association of Family Physician’s 2020 Family Physician of the Year. […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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The Professional Culture

Hardly able to see straight, Dr. Monique Waznicki flops into an empty chair behind the main desk in the Special Care Nursery. She scans The Board and decides that the nurses can hold things together while she chases down a consult call she has into a cardiac specialist.  And maybe she can get a coffee […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Culture and Health Care: The Containment of Anxiety

Can there be any doubt that our health care systems in North America are in the process of breaking down?  An amazing array of pressures is pushing the systems past the mere overhaul stage into major transformations—into something new and different. We need our systems to change. Too many people are not receiving the care […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Learning into the Future: The World of VUCA-Plus

Jeremy Fish, M.D. and William Bergquist, Ph.D. Everything is interwoven, and the web is holy; none of its parts are unconnected. They are composed harmoniously, and together they compose the world. One world, made up of all things. One divinity, present in them all.  Marcus Aurelius, Meditations COVID-19 may be the single most impactful disruptive […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Challenges of the Present I: Complex Problems

Jeremy Fish, M.D. and William Bergquist, Ph.D. We face a major challenge in seeking to lead complex mid-21st Century organizations—and this is particularly a challenge regarding health care organizations and systems. It seems that many leaders convert complex dilemmas into simple puzzles. When they do so, they find that no matter how they solve the […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Learning into the Present II: Operating Complex Systems

William Bergquist, Ph.D. and Jeremy Fish, M.D. We must gain greater appreciation for the unique way in which complex adaptive systems operate before turning in the next essay in this series specifically to the way in which an understanding of these systems might help us address health care issues. In our previous essay (Fish and […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Challenges of the Present III: Understanding and Appreciation

Jeremy Fish, M.D. and William Bergquist, Ph.D. In this third essay, we are ready to turn in more detail to mid-21st Century health care and the way in which our understanding and appreciation of complex adaptive systems might assist in addressing the elusive contemporary problems that exist in American (and most other) health care system. […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On March 19, 2024
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Communitas: Quarterly Newsletter of Coaching Communities Collaborating {Issue One: Spring 2022]

This is the first Communitas newsletter of the newly created Coaching Communities Collaborating–or just as often called Collaborating Coaching Communities. Take your pick. It is all about the Three Cs. However, you choose to order the three words. The Three Cs website has been re-purposed from one that has served multiple functions – most recently […]
  • Posted by Bill Bergquist
  • On May 12, 2022
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