The Biology of Compassion
Moderator: Stephanie Brown, PhD
Stephen Porges, PhD, Vagal Pathways: Portals to Compassion
Sue Carter, PhD, The Endocrinology of Compassion and Love: An Oxytocin Hypothesis
Charles Raison, MD, Brain, Body, and the Social Efforts of Cognitively Based Compassion Training
Steven Cole, PhD, Compassion, Meditation, and the Genomics of Physical Health
The Compassion and Healthcare conference is held by Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education in partnership with Dignity Health to explore and advance our understanding of the impact of compassion on patient care and demonstrate empiric evidence of its benefits. Additionally, the conference strives to help improve healthcare provider resilience and decrease stress while improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.