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TIME TO CARE – How to love your patients and your job

This is the book that launched the Hearts in Healthcare movement.

In today’s beleaguered healthcare system, burdened with epidemic levels of stress, depression and burnout, TIME to CARE  offers health professionals the opportunity of renewal. Here are the secrets to building a happy and fulfilling practice, wellbeing and resilience.

Read more about it and purchase TIME TO CARE now (available as paperback, pdf and Kindle editions).

Front cover

The Ladder of Caring


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Info-graphic: Top ten scientific reasons why compassion is great medicine

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Free app for patient-centered consultation

Med Interview App

A colleague from ‘Compassion for Care’ in the Netherlands is offering a free app to Hearts in Healthcare members.

The MedIntw App is a practical aid for the medical student/intern, specialist-in-training or physician who wants to prepare for a medical interview in less than 15 seconds (in the interview room so to speak). These interview skills are – as much as possible – patient-centered.

You can download the free app for iPhone or Android.

Robin Youngson’s presentation to the Clinical Excellence Commission

CEC powerpoint title

Robin Youngson made a presentation “The critical importance of compassion in healthcare” at the Clinical Excellence Commission in Sydney to an audience of senior health leaders from the state of New South Wales. You can watch the presentation on YouTube here and download the PowerPoint file by clicking on the link below ( warning – large file – 16.8MB)

CEC presentation

Robin Youngson’s presentation to College of Homeopaths

Homeopath presentation title slide

In this presentation, Robin explores the healing power of stories. Much of chronic disease is caused by emotional suffering. When we are helped to re-write our life stories, we can transcend suffering and either prevent or reverse many illnesses. As health professionals, our deep empathy, compassion and a belief in the healing capacity of our patients are the precious gifts we bring to care.

You can download the PowerPoint slides by clicking on the link below. Be aware this is a large file size (28MB) because of the many beautiful images in the presentation!

Homeopaths Youngson keynote

How to coach for compassion in 60 seconds

If you’d like to download a (free) copy of the film or order some of the cards mentioned in this video, please go to our online store


Why we need to rehumanise healthcare

An inspirational short film

"Do you see me?"


Strategies for whole-system change in healthcare


How health professionals can transform themselves


Why compassionate care is better for patients and for health professionals - the evidence

Short film

Hearts in Healthcare - an inspirational movement to rehumanise healthcare

“Compassionate healthcare is safer, more effective, satisfies patients, saves time, reduces demand, gives meaning to work and costs less.”

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