"Compassionomics provides the evidence that one simple tool, compassion, can affect not only the outcomes for our patients, but also the financial health of our organizations and the well-being of our providers."
— Donald Berwick, MD
President emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.
In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science — coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine—demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that:
#COMPASSIONOMICS Daily: Here is a link to my co-author @AJMazzarelli talking about our new book Compassionomics on @CNN @smerconish
“Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference,” written by physician-scientist team Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli, provides overwhelming evidence for the healing power of #compassion. https://t.co/Nu1RORVsaB
#COMPASSIONOMICS Daily: A classic @Princeton study found that the deciding factor for helping a person in distress (being a “Good Samaritan”) is believing you have time to help. A “no hurry” mindset increased #compassionate helping 6-fold. @TheCharter @TEDMED @TheIHI #medtwitter
Scientific excellence is just the 1st step to optimal care. In these turbulent times in health care, an increased commitment to humanism—including compassion, respect, etc.—may be the 1 thing we can all agree on. @GoldFdtn @RILPresAPGF @BrianneAlcala https://t.co/13eiIIAtTd
#COMPASSIONOMICS Daily: Can compassionate behaviors be taught/learned? The majority of papers published in scientific journals say YES. For physicians, 75% of published studies show improvement with training. #MedEd @AAMCtoday @TheIHI https://t.co/oRlfROj4OD
"This book is a vital step forward in transforming health care as we know it."
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Transplant surgeon and former Republican Senate majority leader