Live Long and Prosper: The Role of Logic & Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

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Blog post by Joe Babaian

The conflict felt when choosing what can be done, what must be done, and what should be done in healthcare is ever present. We regularly find ourselves in highly emotional situations dealing with life and death being managed by highly-skilled healthcare workers balancing science and logic with the human needs of the patients. How are decisions made? We should be asking “How are the right decisions made?”

This past week, the world lost the most amazing actor, director, poet, singer, and photographer – of course I’m talking about Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock to the many scientists, doctors, astronauts, and dreamers inspired by his adventures on the screen and in film. With his passing in mind, let’s consider the ways we balance logic and science with emotional intelligence and discover how to integrate these aptitudes – finding they are not mutually exclusive in…

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