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Compassion Hero: Dr Johanne Egan

All too often, Emergency Rooms resemble a battleground, more than a place of healing. Learn how this inspiring New Zealand doctor transformed her ER into a place of joy, compassion

Opinion

From mindless medicine to the new science of healing

We need a new science of healing to address the growing crisis in healthcare. Author profile: Dr Robin Youngson is a senior medical specialist working in the NZ public health

Practice

Communicating our caring purpose

When we let each patient know about our intention to care, it can elicit a powerful healing response. I’m an anesthesiologist. Many patients imagine that I calculate a dose of

Opinion

What if YOU could touch the lives of ten million people?

Or twenty, or fifty million people? And do it in a way that is life-affirming, that strengthens the bonds of human connection, that spreads love and healing? Robin Youngson explores

Hearts In Healthcare | Inspiration

A treasure trove of Hearts in Healthcare articles

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

Practice

Five things I wish I had known as a young doctor

Dr Robin Youngson offers advice to his younger self, after more than thirty years of medical practice. When beginning my medical career, I guess there were three main things I

Hearts In Healthcare

A new edition of ‘TIME TO CARE’ as a free gift for the world

Robin Youngson is planning a new, expanded edition of ‘TIME TO CARE’. We’re going to make this new edition a FREE GIFT to the world as a pdf e-book. To

Practice

Practising compassion in an uncompassionate health system

We are not helpless victims of the system, write Hearts in Healthcare co-founder, Robin Youngson. “We just don’t have time to care!” is the heartfelt protest of health workers in every country

Hearts In Healthcare | Inspiration | Research

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

Practice

Intentional practice

As an anesthesiologist with 30 years of practice, I didn’t think I could improve my performance in simple procedures like iv line insertion. I was wrong. I reduced my failure rate

Inspiration

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

Opinion

Forgiving the System

Robin Youngson reflects he may have to forgive himself, before he can forgive the system… My daughter’s life changed the day she crashed her car and broke both her neck

Inspiration

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

Practice

A new book: ‘The Mindful Nurse’

Learning how to cultivate self-compassion – an article by Mary O’Connor in the Galway Advertiser, October 20th, 2016, reviewing Carmel Sheridan’s new book. Mention compassion and what words spring to

Inspiration

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

Practice

Ten practical steps towards healing consultations

Many discoveries happen by accident. A chance meeting between two physician leaders led to a unified framework for healing consultations. Phil Fischer is Professor of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in

Practice

Did Hearts in Healthcare give you a helping hand?

A survey request from Robin Youngson, Hearts in Healthcare CoFounder. From time to time, we receive email messages or Facebook posts from members and supporters to let us know just how

Inspiration

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

Inspiration

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

Practice

Sully

Can you imagine the terror of managing a sudden, complex and life-threatening emergency when your actions in the next few minutes determine life or death? The film ‘Sully’ gives us

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