Research Lab

Advancing the art and science of compassion

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Compassion for All

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Compassion is important to everyone in health care. However, research concludes that compassion is becoming endangered due to mounting pressures and technological advancements. The Compassion Research Lab is committed to putting compassion back where it belongs, at the heart of health care.

Whether you are a member of the public looking to enhance compassion in your everyday life, a health care provider expanding your scope of practice, a health system leader developing programs and policies, or a researcher investigating ways to transform the system – the Compassion Research Lab has everything you need to get started.

Expand your Heart
and Mind

Cultivate your understanding and capacity for compassion.



Evidence informed resources to enhance the practice of compassion.


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Learn about the science and research  powering our work.


Compassion Essentials

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Learn what compassion is, why it matters, and how the Compassion Research Lab can help you transform the health care system from the inside out.

How compassion strengthens health care

Learn more from our own Dr. Shane Sinclair.
Founder and Director of the Compassion Research Lab

Enhance Personal and Professional Wellness

Fight fatigue, lower occupational stress, and increase workplace wellbeing.

Expand Self Knowledge and Scope of Practice

Develop a comprehensive understanding of compassion, and advance practice.

Improve the Lives and Wellbeing of Others

Optimize patient experience, satisfaction, quality of life, and health care outcomes.

Recent Posts

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Featured Post!

Behind the Scenes: The Making of the SCQ Videos

Take a sneak peek at this behind the scenes video to see how we created the Sinclair Compassion Questionnaire (SCQ) video tutorial series--from ideation to implementation.

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The Compassion Measure

More compassion, better care. Stronger patient outcomes. Learn more about the new gold standard in measuring compassion developed by the Compassion Research Lab.

Visit the Compassion Measure website