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Medic Mindset Podcast: Listening in color

Host Ginger Locke offers tips for active listening and asking thoughtful questions



In this episode, the host of Medic Mindset, Ginger Locke, discusses the importance of good questions and deep listening. She weaves in recommendations from her own research and from Paramedic and Lexipol Editorial Director, Greg Friese.

The skill of listening is a challenge for even the most well-intentioned person. However, showing genuine curiosity through thoughtful questions and good listening is the single most important tool to bring to relationships.


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This article was originally posted Jan. 4, 2019. It has been updated.

The Medic Mindset podcast is created and hosted by Ginger Locke, BA, NRP. As an associate professor of EMS Professions at Austin (TX) Community College, she has immersed herself in the art and science of how medics think and perform. In interviews with medics and subject-matter experts, she thoughtfully explores the inner-workings of the minds of medics. Prior to becoming a paramedic, she studied social psychology at the University of Georgia and the University of Leicester, UK. Her professional endeavors revolve around the conviction that the most important and complicated tool in EMS in the brain of the medic.

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