Schwartz Center: Compassion in Action Webinars

The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action webinar series is funded in part by a donation in memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen.

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“Clinician Resilience: Preventing Burnout, Promoting Compassion and Improving Quality”

March 11, 2014, 4-5 pm

Guest Speaker:

Ronald Epstein, MD

Director, Center for Communications and Disparities Research

University of Rochester Medical Center


Ronald M. Epstein, MD, is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and is board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Epstein is active in research and medical education. He is director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, which focuses on how to improve communication among clinicians, patients and their loved ones. He also directs the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Program to promote excellence in medical education. He has published more than 200 scholarly articles.


Other Upcoming Webinars

May 13, 2014 – “Transforming Moral Distress into Compassionate Action” presented by Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Founding Member, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

October 9, 2014 – “The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion” presented by Kristin Neff, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Department, University of Texas at Austin, and Chris Germer, PhD, author ofThe Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

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