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The great slide give-away!

At Hearts in Healthcare we want to recruit a thousand speakers and presenters spreading the word about compassionate healthcare, all around the world. To help you in that task, co-founder

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Compassion-retention and culture change

Today I read a hope-giving article about the potential to ameliorate climate change through simple water-retention measures. Pioneering activists have transformed large areas of desert into fertile land, where the

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Choose to love your work

Attitude is highly contagious. And attitude exists at many different levels, from the individual, through the team, to the whole organization. We can sense it the moment we walk into

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The nobility of the human spirit

Dr Robin Youngson shares the inspiring lessons he takes from his patients, working in many small rural hospitals in New Zealand. Some days, the emotional work of being a doctor

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Inspiring new book by Dr Amy Coleman

‘DISCOVERING YOUR OWN DOCTOR WITHIN‘ One of the blessings of our Hearts in Healthcare work is that we get to meet the most inspiring and loving nurses, therapists, doctors and

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What if social and environmental activists are defeating their own cause?

Too often we attempt to build a better world by unconsciously using the values and assumptions that are the root cause of our societal problems! Can we learn from our

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#HelloMyNameIs Dr Kate Granger

Dr Kate Granger is famous for launching the widely successful ‘#HelloMyNameIs’ campaign in the UK’s National Health Service, encouraging doctors, nurses and all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients. We

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Which inner child will you feed?

In August I’m speaking at Tauranga TEDx 2016. It’s been a long time coming. Last year, out of 98 nominated speakers I was finally listed as speaker number 11, after four rounds

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Doctors don’t cry

Today I broke the rules. I held my patient’s hand and I cried with her. That’s completely ‘unprofessional’ behaviour. In fact it’s so taboo for doctors to show emotions in front

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Seven pitfalls for the compassion champion

As a passionate advocate for compassionate, human-centered healthcare, I’ve been campaigning internationally for ten years. For most of that time I was much less effective than I could have been.

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Your chance to tell us…

Imagine that your colleague had by chance seen the same inspiring video, or read the same story, or seen a presentation that really moved you. Perhaps it was something that

Yes, the City of Louisville raised nearly $20,000 in just 30 days, to support the visit by Robin and Meredith Youngson of Hearts in Healthcare and to enable the city’s journey towards more compassionate healthcare. But the real significance of the crowd-funding campaign is how the process has catalysed unprecedented collaboration between a remarkable range of donors and supporters: for-profit health providers, community groups, non-profit organisations, students and families, health executives, individual doctors and nurses, insurance companies, professional associations, the Mayor’s office, hospice organisations, universities, and even the President and CEO of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement! All are committed to exploring what could be possible if compassion was the driving force behind healthcare.

For a vivid snapshot of what this means, view this 3-minute video made by the community of Louisville in anticipation of the Hearts in Healthcare visit:

 

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Crowd-funding success is not about the money!

Yes, the City of Louisville raised nearly $20,000 in just 30 days, to support the visit by Robin and Meredith Youngson of Hearts in Healthcare and to enable the city’s journey towards more

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Worth a second look – a story that’s changing care around the world

This is the second edition of “Losing Face” by Kathy Torpie. The difference now is that Kathy’s story went ‘viral’ on a 4-minute Hearts in Healthcare video that’s been viewed over

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Can we crowdfund a strategy for compassionate healthcare?

We thought compassion would flourish in healthcare when a growing number of organisations made a commitment to that human value, including health care providers, medical schools, insurers, regulators and professional associations. While

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Compassion Hero – Dr Gabriel Heras

Intensive Care Specialist, Dr Gabriel Heras, has won the Best Health Ideas 2014 Award for his initiative in founding the Humanizing Intensive Care project. At Dr Heras’ hospital the news of the award

Grateful thanks to the amazing artists, kRi and Hettie, from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, who performed this song at the first “Happiness in Healthcare” Compassionfest in Louisville, on 11th October. They have generously donated rights to use this as a theme song for Hearts in Healthcare.

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“Everybody needs health and happiness!” – new theme song for Hearts in Healthcare

Grateful thanks to the amazing artists, kRi and Hettie, from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, who performed this song at the first “Happiness in Healthcare” Compassionfest in Louisville, on 11th October. They have

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Compassion hero: Dr Ian Smit

This modest family doctor, providing essential services in a small community in the Far North of New Zealand didn’t think he did anything out of the ordinary. But for 14

Comedy Cures

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Comedy Cures – bringing the joy of laughter to patients, families and caregivers!

  There’s a wealth of medical evidence that humour, fun and laughter helps people to heal, prevents illness, and improves the workplace culture. So we salute the efforts of Comedy

If you’d like to order some of the cards mentioned in this video, or download the film for your own use, please visit our online shop.

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How to coach for compassion in 60 seconds

If you’d like to order some of the cards mentioned in this video, or download the film for your own use, please visit our online shop.

GOT YOUR BACK

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I’ve got your back!

Research shows that many new nurse graduates have their ideals compromised and crushed within two years of starting work. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bellarmine University in

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“When all members of an organization are motivated to understand and value the most favourable features of its culture, it can make rapid improvements.”