Hearts In Healthcare

“TIME TO CARE” published in Dutch

On 28th November, the first foreign-language edition of ‘TIME TO CARE‘ was launched at a major conference in Rotterdam. Author, and CoFounder of Hearts in Healthcare, Robin Youngson was there to sign copies and celebrate the event with colleagues from Compassion for Care, the Dutch movement for compassionate healthcare.

TIME TO CARE Dutch coverI’m so touched that people around the world are taking the initiative to spread our work – we really do have a growing movement! I’m profoundly grateful to my translator, Harriët Messing, who not only translated my book but found a publisher and sponsor as well,” says author Robin Youngson.

TIME TO CARE is published in the Netherlands by Bohn Stafleu von Loghum and is available online and in the shops.

The new edition was launched at the annual conference and the 90th Jubilee celebrations of VvAA, the biggest healthcare professional membership organisation in the Netherlands. VvAA has 114,000 members including doctors, physiotherapists, and pharmacists. TIME TO CARE has been promoted in the VvAA magazine and 500 copies were given away to lucky attendees at the conference. Robin Youngson was an invited keynote speaker at the conference about putting the soul back into healthcare.

While in the Netherlands, Robin also traveled to Groningen to present two lectures and workshops at the University Medical Centre, where the audiences enthusiastically received the message of compassion in healthcare.

Harriet MessingThe book translator, Harriët Messing, is an independent editor and communications specialist who has worked alongside colleagues at Compassion for Care since the organisation was founded four years ago. She designed and launched their new website just a few days before the book launch. Hearts in Healthcare and Compassion for Care work together to spread the word about compassion in healthcare.


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