A colleague working in medical education showed me a fascinating graph – his observations about the trend in ‘interpersonal competence’ over time as medical students went through undergraduate training and
Here’s a fascinating study showing the importance of touch in building affiliation, and the interaction between human touch and the role of oxytocin. As we know, touch is a hugely
Can compassion be taught? Are some people just naturally gifted with empathy and compassion? What about those who struggle to make the human connection? Are there training programs that can
When empathetic health professionals witness the suffering of a patient, they too feel pain. Compassion calls us to tolerate our own distress and to remain fully present to the patient.