My collaborative community

Entering this course, I did not truly understand communication or its processes as I understand it now. I am grateful to my colleagues for their contributions. Communication and collaboration requires mindfulness, commitment and effort, not only to understand other, but also to be understood. Miscommunication can present themselves even in the most productive communication scenarios,Continue reading “My collaborative community”

Team Building and Collaboration

Collaboration in group settings can be challenging as each person brings their own communication styles to the table. Different levels of communication anxiety, and aggressiveness, as well as their unique listening profile. In order for collaboration to be effective and goal oriented, team development must follow a linear path that begins with the formation ofContinue reading “Team Building and Collaboration”

Communication and Culture

Each of us is a product of our cultural background, including gender, ethnicity, family, age, religion, profession and other life experiences. Our cultural inventory provides us with valuable insights for understanding our beliefs, and attitude, our values and assumptions. Thus, it is critical that we reflect on the various aspects of our own cultural identityContinue reading “Communication and Culture”

Welcoming Families from Around the World

It is prudent to enter this topic with a few statistical pieces in mind.  First, there are about “195 different countries” in the world; secondly, the US population includes members from “150 different countries” (Laureate Education, Week 7). Diversity then needs to be approached with the clear focus of a globally united supportive environment.  EveryContinue reading “Welcoming Families from Around the World”

The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice, and Oppression

A recent encounter with bias, stereotype, and prejudice caused disruptions of grave magnitude, which challenged my belief and personal and professional expectations of the health services.  Circumstances directly impacted by covid led to a long distance relationship with my husband. We had planned on him relocating with me in upcoming months; however my husband beganContinue reading “The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice, and Oppression”

Thinking of Research

Nutrition has been at the center of much research.  It has been linked to future ailments, neonatal deficiencies (Fall, 2013), cognitive function, behavioral issues, physical developmental wellness, and emotional stress (Martins, et al., 2011; Schoemaker, et al., 2015; World health Organization, 2020), not to leave behind the chronic stress that food insecurities can express (Black,Continue reading “Thinking of Research”

Technology and Research

Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that has come to be understood in terms of behavioral difficulties with social communication, social interaction, and activities, apparent restricted and repetitive patterns in behaviors, and interests (Weiss, Baker & Butler, 2016).  What is interesting about this diagnosis is that it has changed in name, and classification through the progressContinue reading “Technology and Research”