Using humor during doctor-patient interactions
How often do medical professionals use humor during the interaction with patients? After all, such positive interactions help build a relationship, establish trust, and support the exchange of relevant information.
 Worldwide 1 in 160 children has an ASD (source: WHO)
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2nd. A good reason to sum up the top 5 best read blog posts about autism of the last year for you.
Mother-child interaction during play
Infant siblings of children with or without ASD participated in a study to determine whether gaze behavior showed during a test with an unfamiliar examiner could predict gaze behavior in a more naturalistic context.
Teamwork in the operating room
With use of prerecorded videos of surgeries, researchers examined the impact of the layout of an OR on work patterns and flow disruptions of a circulating nurse.
Traveling through the air
During a long flight, it is often tempting to take a nap in the airplane seat. Which travel pillow offers you the most comfort for this?
Cuddling a robotic seal reduces stress and depression
Researcher Wendy Moyle and her team explored if the use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool would influence the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Simulation-based team training
Teamwork plays an important role in ensuring patient safety and avoiding errors. The most commonly used method to promote teamwork, is training entire teams together to better prepare them for effective cooperation.
Interruptions in your work have a negative effect on completing your tasks correctly. Jones and her team examined the impact of clinical interruptions on simulated trainee performances during central venous catheterization.
Conference at Dom Square, Utrecht
Please visit the ECDP 2017 at Dom Square, located in the very heart of the city Utrecht, and take the opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, exchange knowledge, and to say hi!
In control of emotions
Studies show that people with anorexia nervosa have reduced facial expressivity of emotions while viewing emotionally provoking stimuli. Researcher Leppanen and her team used FaceReader to investigate this.
Interview skills training
The study of Mathrick and colleagues evaluated an interview skills training package targeting both verbal and non-verbal skills for adolescents with severe and persistent Language Disorders.