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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

Self Care

Anti-meditation: the daily habit that creates stress and ill-being

Personal opinion by Robin Youngson: It pays to listen to our bodies. Picture this: I’m doing my morning meditation and the stress starts to fall from my body. Tense muscles

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How rarely do we know the healing power of our presence

Letter from a patient: “We met many months ago, you in the role of anaesthetist, me as patient… Thank you, thank you, thank you for the all-encompassing experience of being

Inspiration

#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

Practice

When will doctors be allowed to grieve?

“Five years since qualification, I have learned that if I truly felt the sadness and enormity of the things that passed through my hands, I would drown. It needs to

Inspiration

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

Self Care

Young doctors take heart from deeper purpose

Physician suicide is hitting the headlines at the moment, thanks in part to the outstanding efforts of Dr Pamela Wible to highlight these tragic events. More than 400 doctors end

Opinion

Why Brexit is amazing! Just for a moment we saw the cracks in ‘reality’

Opinion piece by Robin Youngson, Co-Founder of Hearts in Healthcare. Elon Musk, the visionary founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, foresees a time in the near future where artificial intelligence

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