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 firstname.lastname@example.org.