Daphne Nash: Empathy and the patient experience

Empathy is a critical personal skill and quality necessary for optimizing healing healthcare.

Daphne Nash in her blog “Empathy & the patient experience” tells the story that is too often told, namely, the lack of empathy by a caregiver providing medical assistance who increases suffering, pain, anxiety, and emotional isolation and misses the chance to be an agent of healing.

See my blog “4 Key Ingredients for Creating an Exceptional Patient Experience” in Hospital Impact for a personal story of empathy and compassion that deeply touched my mom and I at a recent cancer treatment visit.

Advertisements


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s