"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:
One of the most important RCTs I have seen in a very long time
Effect of Layperson-Delivered, Empathy-Focused Program of Telephone Calls on Loneliness, Depression, and Anxiety Among Adults During COVID-19 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2776786
Brilliant RCT. And timely
Fabulous trial reduced loneliness, depression, and anxiety in Meals on Wheels participants who live alone over four weeks.
How? College volunteers w 2 hrs training simply called a roster of 6-9 folks 2-5X/week (elders' choice) to ask how they are.
Thank you @smerconish @CNN for sharing Chris and Emily’s amazing story. #COMPASSIONOMICS
Quadriplegic man who walked down aisle at wedding speaks about his accident - CNN Video https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/02/20/quadriplegics-amazing-path-to-recovery.cnn
Thank you @MarkCCrowley for the honor of being on your fantastic podcast! Your message is an important one! #LeadFromTheHeart
Every workplace manager in the world must read “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference” says @tom_peters.
On my new podcast, @StephenTrzeciak gives a huge endorsement for the #LeadFromTheHeart philosophy!
Thank you Dominique! @DFeterman
“If Kindness Were a Drug, the FDA Would Approve It”. Loved this article shared by my PD @rnardino. So important for #physicianwellness as well. It mentions the work of 2 people I have been following for some time now @zakijam and @StephenTrzeciak https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-020-06343-7?utm_source=toc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=toc_11606_36_2&utm_content=etoc_springer_20210212
"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