Mountains, new friends, and negotiations

Today was our first full day of the Patient Safety Roundtable.  I feel so fortunate to be a part of this group.  Everyone has so much to share and discuss, and it’s a safe and comfortable environment for discussing patient safety.

I really enjoyed the session on Negotiations.  Most people don’t get much exposure to or training in negotiating, so it was a really valuable experience, and one that I will continue to think about and reflect upon this week and after I go home.  We negotiate in every aspect of our lives–with our spouses, parents, siblings, children, friends, co-workers and patients.  Just understanding the basics of the dynamics involved is practical and useful.

I am enjoying the group of students and faculty.  Everyone is warm and welcoming, and I appreciate the opportunity to make new friends and connections.  I appreciate the face-to-face discussions and interactions.  Sometimes it feels like we are all too busy to stop and talk to each other, so it’s great to have this time to disconnect, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and just spend time with each other.

Tomorrow will be full of more great experiences.  I am already looking forward to it!


Betsy Davis