Bedside Manners, The Play

Reenacting one's work experience through this play can be both funny and moving. As team members begin to understand the physical and emotional challenges experienced in their colleagues' work, problem-solving ideas bubble up.

–Suzanne Gordon

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Suzanne Gordon, co-author of Bedside Manners, the playSuzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about health care delivery and health care systems.

She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of sixteen books, including First Do Less Harm: Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety; Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety; and State of Play: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare.

Gordon has written for Harper's, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Globe and Mail , and many other publications. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Interprofesional Care and is an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California School of Nursing, and a Visiting Scholar at the UCSF Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education.

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Lisa HayesLisa Hayes is an accomplished playwright and actor. As a playwright her most recent creation is the musical Breast in Show, written with the composer and lyricist Joan Cushing, an exploration of the many facets of breast cancer. As an actor, Hayes has performed her one-woman show of Jane Eyre (eighty minutes, twenty-five characters) across the united States and at festivals in Edinburgh and Prague. Following the off-Broadway debut of her solo-performance of Nurse! (based on interviews with nurses), she has performed the play in Rome, Krakow, and Istanbul, as well as in cities in the United States. After completing a PHD in American Studies from the University at Buffalo, Hayes added public history to her repertoire of careers.

Hayes is president and CEO of the Accokeek Foundation in Maryland, which stewards two hundred acres of Piscataway Park, a national park on the Potomac River directly across from George Washington's Mont Vernon.

Scott ReevesScott Reeves is professor of social and behavioral sciences and the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, University of California, San Francisco, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Reeves is a social scientist with a PhD in health services research who has been undertaking health professions education and health services research for nearly twenty years. His main interests include the development of conceptual, empirical, and theoretical knowledge to inform the design and implementation of interprofessional education and practice activities. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, numerous book chapters, textbooks, reports and monographs, and many of his books and chapters have been translated from English into other languages, including Japanese, Norwegian, and Russian.