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Yes, we raised nearly $20,000 in a month. But the real significance of our 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, we raised nearly $20,000 in a month. But the real significance of our crowd-funding campaign is how the process has catalysed unprecedented collaboration between a remarkable range of donors and

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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

Gabi Heras

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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

Ian Smit

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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

This awesome animated 5-minute video from US psychologist Tim Kasser shows us the high price we pay for materialism, and how we can better find happiness through compassion, giving and caring. Recommended!

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The high price of materialism on the quality of our lives – animated!!

This awesome animated 5-minute video from US psychologist Tim Kasser shows us the high price we pay for materialism, and how we can better find happiness through compassion, giving and caring.

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