Health Care & Management

THE ART OF HEALING
Medicine’s Search for Meaning
By David Bornstein
The New York Times

Buried in paperwork, trained in emotional distance, and hurried by weighty systems of efficiency, have health care professionals lost touch with the meaning of healing? What do the oaths medical students recite at graduation mean in today’s health care system? From empathy to sacred silence to common humanity, this article explores the spiritual and emotional elements of healing that might be missing in today’s medical training as well as potential avenues for bringing them back.

A CORPORATE PRACTICE OF COMPASSION
The Rise of Compassionate Management (Finally)
by Bronwyn Fryer
HBR Blog Network

“Don’t look now, but all of a sudden the topic of compassionate management is becoming trendy.” This blog post takes us through the ways in which compassion in the work place has been elevated in recent years. Citing examples from multiple industries and leaders, Fryer highlights the trend. Now, we just need to ensure the trend stays aligned with practice (or stays away from rhetoric) by integrating compassion practices and teachings into professional development programs. Are you with us?

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