The Healing Power of Empathy and Compassion

Can the empathy and compassion of doctors and health care professionals actually improve health outcomes for their patients? This is one of many questions that drives David Rakel, a medical doctor, researcher and longtime friend of the Center for Healthy Minds, who shares his experiences developing models of compassionate care and empowering patients. Rakel’s recent book, The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening, explores how medical professionals can integrate compassion, empathy, and mindfulness into practice to transform health care and improve outcomes for patients.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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