Most people agree compassion is the foundation of health care. However, as the health care system has modernized, compassion is often treated as a relic to be referenced rather than a catalyst for transformation. The research is clear, compassion overcomes obstacles that even the best health tech, virtual care, app or robotic advancement cannot surmount.
Simply stated - compassion matters.
Healthier patients with less symptom burden and improved quality of life.
High-quality, comprehensive care at reduced costs
Reduce burnout and increase workplace well-being
Increase satisfaction, reduce complaints, and enhance health care experiences
Better treatment efficacy, patient engagement, and clinical acumen
Transforming care at the bedside to the boardroom
More compassion, better care. Stronger patient outcomes. Learn more about the new gold standard in measuring compassion developed by yours truly.Visit the Compassion Measure website
Patients distinguish between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, and experience them uniquely. Understanding perspectives can guide policy reform and research.Full Article >
Information overload! The literature on compassion is expansive, encompassing religion, history, culture, philanthropy, and more. This presents a challenge when synthesizing the diverse information and turning it into useable knowledge that is also applicable to health care settings. The Compassion Research Lab will be your trusted source for evidence-based research on the topic of compassion.
Compassion is a shared experience. If you are looking to collaborate on research, beta test our new tools, participate in a study, or apply for an available position, we have something for you!