Our 2017 Compassion in Action webinar series teaches some of the concepts and skills that are essential to providing compassionate, collaborative care in ways that matter to patients, families and ourselves. The webinars highlight skills that are components of a framework developed by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, in partnership with the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence (University of Chicago) and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

Each webinar in the 2017 series builds off of the first webinar in 2016, ‘Maximizing the Power of Relationships: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others,’ presented by Dr. Beth Lown. We recommend viewing this webinar prior to watching the other webinars in this series.

The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action webinar series is funded in part by a donation in memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen.

Below are videos of past webinars in 2017.

Presented by Harris Baden, MD, professor & chief of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Learn about how one of the country’s leading children’s hospitals has prioritized compassionate, collaborative care to enhance the experience of care for patients and families by enriching the experience of care for staff. The journey includes the initial program developed by doctors, for doctors, to optimize connections with patients and families, which then evolved into an institution-wide effort to promote and support a culture of compassion for patients, families and staff. Through a process called facilitated self-discovery, Dr. Baden and his team have worked to promote presence and empathy in all interactions, with a belief that this increases fulfillment and resiliency and thereby mitigates burnout. The process requires genuine commitment from hospital leadership that integrates well with their existing commitments to family-centered care, continuous improvement (Lean), safety (high-reliability) and staff well-being.

In this presentation, Dr. Baden teaches participants how to recognize the value of focusing on staff satisfaction and well-being to promote a culture of compassion in their organization and how to understand the importance of engaging staff through facilitated self-discovery to develop effective and sustainable strategies and solutions.

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