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Improvisation for Doctors: How Performance Games Teach Better Communication

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Improvisation for Doctors: How Performance Games Teach Better Communication

Valeri Lantz-Gefroh explains how participation in improvisation games can improve physician communication skills with patients.
  • Overview

    "Medical improv" is an emerging subset of comedic performance art using improvisational theater principles and training techniques to improve communication, cognition, and teamwork among health care professionals.

    Joining Host Dr. Michael Greenberg is Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Improvisation Program Director at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.  They talk about how the fundamentals of improv can be applied to medical practices.

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