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Raise the curtain on new training strategies

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), April 1, 2008

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As an actor conveying emotion to a fellow thespian or a director giving a cue to a stagehand, you realize the importance of good communication when you’re in theater. These techniques may be essential to an opening-night performance, but professors at a Virginia school realized their usefulness is easily translated into healthcare. “Our work in the field of medicine is based on principles and theories used to train actors,” says David S. Leong, chair, professor, and producer in the theater department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.

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