On June 16, the symposium WaanZinnige Zorg?! took place at the Tobacco Theatre, Amsterdam.
What a day! We look back on an event full of remarkable stories, reflections, knowledge and inspiration about insane and insanely good experiences in healthcare. In a dialogue, we discussed topics such as professionalism, compassion and vitality of physicians.
Through different eyes you see more
From the patient perspective, Marielle den Engelsman reminded us of the importance of compassion and attention to the person behind the patient. Mimic allowed us to experience the power of music in creating insane experiences for the patient. A thought-provoking example of exploring new and complementary ways to deliver good care.
The amazing interview
Karen Kruijthof interviewed Maarten Debets and Iris Jansen about their research into patient care and training of specialists.
‘It takes a village to raise a resident’
Iris Jansen discussed the importance of a supportive training climate, and emphasized that doctors, nurses and patients all play a role in the development of the residents.
‘Let’s take the bull by the horns’
Maarten Debets spoke about the approach to vitality of physicians, and argued for shifting piled up health and vitality interventions to creating an integral approach with attention to individual resilience and adaptation of the culture within an organization.
Are you agile?
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Steinert talked to us about why we feel resistance to change, how we feel resistance to change, how a growth mindset determines how we deal with change, and the importance of good leadership in change processes.
We can only learn from experience if we recognize events as opportunities for learning’. She shared her expertise on the importance of agility, and how everyone can work on their own agility.
Getting started with knowledge exchange
The inspiring lectures were followed by interactive sessions in which participants worked practically on the themes of vitality, professionalism and compassion.