Compassion has emerged as a prominent subject in the context of the Corona-virus pandemic. Loved ones have been unable to spend time with patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19, family members in the community have been isolated from one another, and there is a constant stream of news and information concerning the tragedy that is changing the world irrevocably. Yet, under these circumstances, compassion has perhaps been demonstrated; to a greater degree for marginalised cohorts, such as government funding a mass effort to shelter homeless persons in the context of COVID-19.
The Compassion is Care webinar series aims to highlight the many facets of compassion as experienced in clinical care and community. The three themed sessions will highlight the criticality of compassion to the provision of high-quality care and clinician well-being, and consider how the notion informs practice both at the local and the health and social policy level.
REPLAY: COMPASSION IN CARE – THE CLINICIAN EXPERIENCE
FILMED ON 22 SEPTEMBER 2020
Speakers will discuss the positive and negative aspects of providing compassionate care in the increasingly complex context of healthcare. The session reveals how individuals, teams and healthcare leaders can be empowered to generate an environment that is conducive to compassionate care, and how such a environment benefits patients, healthcare professionals, and the wider community.
REPLAY: COMPASSION IS CARE – THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
FILMED ON TUESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020
While compassion is a felt emotion, it is also a serious clinical mechanism that promotes healing and mitigates against harm. Moreover, compassion is underscored by the ethos of treating others as we would like to be treated ourselves. In this session a patient advocate and a clinician share stories of their experience in healthcare. Their stories invite us to ‘walk in their shoes’, as we share in what compassionate care looks and feels like for a patient, and why it matters to the people who matter most: our patients.
COMPASSION AND QUALITY AND SAFETY STANDARDS IN CARE
FILMED ON TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2020
Healthcare professionals experience first-hand the suffering of patients, their families, and their communities. Beyond the clinical setting there are factors that promote or impinge upon the ability to provide compassionate care. This session features speakers who have expertise in informing policy and strategy in healthcare. Speakers will highlight the imperative of compassion as a core value in healthcare, irrespective of the context of care-giving.
The three themed sessions will highlight the criticality of compassion to the provision of high-quality care and clinician well-being, and consider how the notion informs practice both at the local and the health and social policy level.