Dr Robin Youngson, the cofounder of Hearts in Healthcare, is retiring from his fifteen-year role as an activist, speaker and leader. I have decided to retire from active involvement in
We’re at a crossroads for the future of healthcare and, indeed, for our approach to urgent issues such as climate change. Will we fall into the trap of seeking technology
From time to time, we write something that really strikes a chord. Here are the all-time, top-ten, most shared articles and resources from Hearts in Healthcare. It’s a treasure trove
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
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.
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