"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:
Sharing here our info graphic in @NHSCTrust which illustrates the impact of compassion. Have you got 40seconds for compassion?@StephenTrzeciak @HSCQI @mountfordjames @DrDominiqueAllw @bailey_suzie @BobKlaber @maureenbis #Quality20202
Compassion is essential for patient care and the well-being of the clinician. The neuroscience of compassion shows that the two go hand in hand. The Hillebrand Center at Notre Dame is proud to be leading this important work.
Anyone can grow in #empathy and #compassion. There is rigorous science behind it (one paper below). But people must first believe they can change. @zakijam wrote a fantastic book about this: The War for Kindness
Addressing the empathy deficit - PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25133727/
Check out this 2 1/2 minute video with highlights from the Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony: http://ow.ly/WlA050BudCh
Since 2011, nearly 1,000 students have taken @NDCompassionMed courses designed to teach skills such as personalism, medical counseling and clinical ethics.
Learn more about how the University is fighting for compassion in medicine at https://go.nd.edu/CompassionInMedicine.
"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