When6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, November 8, 2012
LocationAlway Building | Room M106
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA, United States
In today’s beleaguered healthcare system struggling with overwhelming demand, the narrow focus on tasks, technology and disease processes has robbed the system of much of its humanity, failing both patients and practitioners. Health professionals who started their career with aspirations of whole-person compassionate care find their ideals crushed in the reality of a work environment burdened with epidemic levels of stress, depression and burnout.
But health professionals who reconnect to the heart of their practice, and treat the whole person rather than just the disease, find unexpected sources of healing and resilience, and rediscover new meaning, purpose and joy in their work.
Weaving together scientific evidence with moving stories of personal transformation for both patients and practitioners, Robin Youngson gives a compelling account of why a renewed emphasis on caring and compassion is fundamental to the survival of the healthcare system.
Robin is an anesthesiologist in New Zealand, internationally renowned for his leadership in strengthening compassion in healthcare. He is the founder of HEARTSinHEALTHCARE.com, a global social movement for health professionals, students, patient activists and all those passionate about re-humanizing healthcare.
Robin was a founding member of the national Quality Improvement Committee in New Zealand and was the NZ representative on the WHO International Steering Committee for Patient Safety Solutions. He also helped launch the WHO strategy for “People at the Centre of Healthcare” in 2007. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Auckland University and is the author of the newly published book “TIME TO CARE: How to love your patients and your job”.
A renowned speaker and teacher, Robin has been inspiring audiences in many countries around the world, raising hope for a re-humanized and compassionate health system.
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