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Recent Publications


Book release 9/2023:

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

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.

Providing a step-by-step guide to using these skills around a range of contexts, from managing pain to cardiovascular emergencies to burns 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.

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. 

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.


Mancini, D., McEldowney, J., Korinek, D., Duffee, B., Powell, S. (2012). Introduction to communication (2nd ed.). Schaumburg, IL: Words of Wisdom. 

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