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Recent Publications

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Hypnotic communication in emergency medical settings: For life-saving and therapeutic outcomes. 

This fascinating book demonstrates how hypnotic communication has the potential to improve patient outcomes in emergency care, integrating insights on the connection between mind and body for paramedics and other first responders.​

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Duffee, B., & Willis, D. B. (2023). Paramedic perspectives of job stress: Qualitative analysis of high-stress, high-stakes emergency medical situations. Social Science & Medicine, 333, 116177.

Duffee, B. (2023, September 6). The role of the paramedic in the battle over stress. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS.

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Duffee, B. (2023, April 13). Book Review of ‘Introducing, Designing and Conducting Research for Paramedics’ Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS.

Duffee, B. (2022, September 8). ‘Quiet Quitting’ is incompatible with EMS. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS.

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Book Publications

Jacobs, D.T., & Duffee, B. (2023). Hypnotic communication in emergency medical settings: For life-saving and therapeutic outcomes. Routledge.

  • This book demonstrates how hypnotic communication has the potential to improve patient outcomes in emergency care, integrating insights into the connection between mind and body for paramedics and other first responders. Providing a step-by-step guide to using these skills around a range of contexts, from managing pain to cardiovascular emergencies to respiratory distress, the book asks paramedics and first responders to become aware of what they say to patients, as well as how they say it. It offers ways to allow targeted communication to complement standard medical procedures, creating a symbiotic rapport that will provide the basis for an improved outcome for the patient.

Mancini, D., McEldowney, J., Korinek, D., Duffee, B., Powell, S. (2011). Introduction to Communication. Schaumburg, IL: Words of Wisdom. ISBN# 978-1-934920-55-8.

  • This textbook is designed as a comprehensive guide to two critical areas of communication: public speaking and interpersonal communication. The first half of this book is dedicated to public speaking skills training and development. Here, you'll delve into the art of crafting compelling speeches, overcoming stage fright, and effectively engaging audiences of all sizes. The second half shifts focus to interpersonal communication skills and development. It explores essential elements like active listening, non-verbal cues, conflict resolution, and building meaningful relationships. Whether you're addressing a large crowd or having a one-on-one conversation, this textbook is a key to unlocking the power of effective communication.

 

Journal / Periodical Publications

Duffee, B. (2023). COVID-19 and paramedic response: Overcategorization concerns in respiratory patients. Journal of Paramedicine and Emergency Response. Available online https://www.airitilibrary.com/Article/Detail/P20210804002-N202311070009-00029

 

Duffee, B. (2023, December 12). Decoding the Stress in EMS: More staff, better leaders needed. EMS1. Available online https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/fitness-mental-health-wellness/decoding-the-stress-in-ems?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMS1-Member-12-12-2023&utm_id=6267199&fbclid=IwAR1i0q1L-bLjeRochjl_D-xC3SoVNVhptgROwzW7Tkd1lLyWhlZvvudxVn0

 

Duffee, B. (2023, October 11). From Greeting to Healing: Leveraging Hypnosis Principles for Effective Rapport Building in First Responder Communication. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS. Available online https://www.jems.com/patient-care/leveraging-hypnosis-principles-for-effective-rapport-building/

Duffee, B. (2023, September 9). O caminho comprovado para uma resposta eficaz a emergências: treino contínuo para os provedores de cuidados médicos de emergência [The Proven Path to Effective Emergency Response: Continuous Training for Emergency Medical Care Providers]. Atlas da Saúde. Available online https://www.atlasdasaude.pt/artigos/o-caminho-comprovado-para-uma-resposta-eficaz-emergencias-treino-continuo-para-os-provedores?fbclid=IwAR3c4Zuj2lze5nteCMKh7tLX0YxBw8O72ZTQsljGpjgxxvYGUXuWf6ypObI

Duffee, B. (2023, September 6). The role of the paramedic in the battle over stress. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS. Available online https://www.jems.com/commentary/the-role-of-the-paramedic-in-the-battle-over-stress/

Duffee, B., & Willis, D. B. (2023). Paramedic perspectives of job stress: Qualitative analysis of high-stress, high-stakes emergency medical situations. Social Science & Medicine, 333, 116177. Available online https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116177

Duffee, B. (2023, July 19). Sistema Médico de Emergência em Portugal: A Mudança Urgente para Suporte Avançado de Vida [Portugal's Emergency Medical System: The Urgent Shift to Advanced Life Support]. Atlas da Saúde. Available online https://www.atlasdasaude.pt/artigos/sistema-medico-de-emergencia-em-portugal-mudanca-urgente-para-suporte-avancado-de-vida

Duffee, B. (2023, April 13). Book Review of ‘Introducing, Designing and Conducting Research for Paramedics’ Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS Available online https://www.jems.com/training/introducing-designing-conducting-research-paramedics/

Duffee, B. (2022). Prioritizing the aspects of an obese patient: An American bariatric ambulance response. Journal of Paramedicine and Emergency Response. Available online https://www.airitilibrary.com/Article/Detail/P20210804002-N202311070008-00007

Duffee, B. (2022, September 8). ‘Quiet Quitting’ is incompatible with EMS. Journal of Emergency Medical Services, JEMS Available online https://www.jems.com/patient-care/quiet-quitting-is-incompatible-with-ems/

Academic & Conference Presentations

Duffee, B. (2024, March 28). Hypnotic communication in emergency medical settings. [Symposium]. Fort Bend County EMS 4th Annual Medical Symposium. Sienna Annex, Missouri City, TX.

 

Duffee, B. (2024, March 19). Nursing emergency communication skill development. [Guest Lecture]. NUR 410: Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 

Duffee, B. (2024, March 19). Job prospecting as a new public relations graduate. [Guest Lecture]. CMST 481: Public Relations Cases and Campaigns. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 

Duffee, B. (2024, March 18). Racial disparities in healthcare. [Guest Lecture]. UHON 351: Health Communication. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 

Duffee, B. (2024, March 18). Value of the PhD research experience. [Guest Lecture]. Communication Studies Department Graduate Student Luncheon. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 

Duffee, B. (2024, March 18). Emergency Healing: The power of hypnotic communication. [Symposium]. Marion Kleinau Theatre, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 

Duffee, B. (2023, November 9). New Graduate Research and Self-Promotion  [Video]. Fielding Graduate University Austin Conference. https://youtu.be/_svcHDT0gx4?si=GLkOwd9aw_8zfPl2

 

Duffee, B. (2023, September 24). COVID-19 and Paramedic Response: Overcategorization Concerns in Respiratory Patients. Paper presented at the Taiwan Society of Paramedicine annual conference. https://youtu.be/BtUb_icK8as?si=SVAGJRGERl4FEtlJ

 

Duffee, B. (2022, November 5). Prioritizing the aspects of an obese patient: An American bariatric ambulance response. Paper presented at the Taiwan Society of Paramedicine annual conference. Available online https://drive.google.com/file/d/100guo4I52MBtf2oYOCwUpFqQgsdMp8tl/view?usp=share_link

 

Duffee, B., & Bardhan, N.R. (2007, November). Incongruent perceptions: The paramedic in

conflict with the emotionally charged bystander.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 93rd National Communication Association Convention, Health Communication Division, Chicago, IL. 

Thesis/Dissertations

Duffee, B. (2022). High-stress high-consequence emergency medical decision making: Paramedics seeking a differential diagnosis. (Doctoral Dissertation, Fielding Graduate University). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. https://www.proquest.com/docview/2718154892

Duffee, B. (2002). Incongruent perceptions and training styles: The paramedic in conflict with the emotionally charged bystander. (Master’s Thesis, Southern Illinois University). https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/3020

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