Tuesday, August 27, 2013

EmpathyWorks Has Had 10,000 Views!

On July 11, 2009, I wrote My First Post on EmpathyWorks (click on text to view).

In the 57 posts that have followed, I have shared links and comments about articles, books and research studies on empathy and related aspects of relationship building. Many of my EmpathyWorks posts were links to a column I wrote for MPNforum, an online magazine for people who, like myself, are self-managing, or helping a loved one manage a myeloproliferative neoplasm.

I have enjoyed writing and sharing these tidbits and hope they have provided readers with opportunities to become more aware of the ways in which empathy can be a tool for enhancing understanding and promoting compassion and caring, particularly in health care settings.

I look forward to continuing to continuing to write and reflect on the impact and value of empathy here.

It would be great to have more comments and dialogue with readers, so please feel free to share your thoughts or ideas, either in the comment section on the blog, or via e-mail at goldsteinm52@gmail.com.



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Don Berwick Urges UK's NHS to Emphasize Empathy

In a report commissioned by the British National Health Service (NHS) to address  concerns about recent slippage in NHS's patient safety and quality ratings, Dr. Donald Berwick  encouraged NHS leaders to focus on empathy, compassion and support for both patients and health care teams.

Helen Riess provides her perspective on the report in her blog post for The Huffington Post- http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3757483