The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines compassion as “a sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it." In other words, compassion is about recognizing that someone is suffering and trying to help them.
We all have our own definition of compassion and we all know what it means to us as individuals, but it is abundantly clear based on our chat with today’s podcast guest: compassion is needed now. Compassion is especially important to those that work in healthcare.
In this week’s newest episode of the Healthcare Experience Matters Podcast, Kathleen Lynam, RN, MPA, joins us to chat all things compassion. In addition to covering why compassion is needed now, she also outlines for us the following:
Kathleen is an Executive Coach and Senior Advisor with the Healthcare Experience Foundation (HXF). She brings decades of nursing leadership experience to the conversation. As we learn on this podcast, compassionate actions help us feel better, because as Kathleen explains it in today’s show, “it feels good to be good.”
Wonder why compassion and empathy are needed so desperately right now in the world of patient care? We know the following to be true:
Looking for more podcasts about compassion? You may enjoy the following previously recorded podcast interviews and discussions from HXF:
Talking compassion is a highly relevant subject in the times of the great resignation, high turnover, and high stress levels. We are grateful to Kathleen for once again joining us on the podcast. If you are looking for other great discussions with Kathleen, you can check out the following podcasts she has joined us on:
Certificate in Foundations of Compassionate Leadership
For those looking to explore this topic more in-depth, please consider attending the Certificate in Foundations of Compassionate Leadership event. Virtual training for this event will take place on May 12 & 13, 2022, from 9am-1pm EST.
This program is offered by the Healthcare Experience Foundation (HXF) and Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI), and you can get more information on this event here.
More About Today's Podcast
Listen to today’s episode with Kathleen through the podcast player below:
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