Past Compassion in Action Webinars
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 Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., CEO of Enlivenwork, Research Scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab.
This webinar will inspire ideas for awakening compassion at the organizational and system levels in health care. While more and more evidence mounts that compassion matters for people doing the work of providing health care—it increases safety, promotes learning, prevents burnout, and fosters collaboration—our organizations and systems are often poorly set up to make compassion part of our everyday working lives. Monica Worline and Jane Dutton, authors of the new book Awakening Compassion at Work, draw from over 15 years of research on compassion in organizations to offer an accessible and practical framework for understanding how to awaken compassion across organizations and systems in a more competent and sustainable fashion. They have developed a research-grounded framework they refer to as the “social architecture” of organizations and they show how tapping into this social architecture can inspire new ways of bringing compassion into workplaces. Going beyond just culture and values, this webinar will invite you to consider your organization’s network ties, role definitions, and routines as keys to fostering more compassion. Monica will introduce the social architecture framework and illustrate it with stories and examples of how it can be used in any organization to inspire change. We will conclude with a blueprint of generative questions and ideas for awakening compassion by understanding and using the social architecture your system.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define the social architecture of an organization and explain its relevance to promoting compassion in work environments
- Articulate an evidence-based case for focusing on compassion at the organization and system level in health care
- Engage in creative and generative conversations that foster awakening compassion in organizations beyond a focus on culture and values to include change in an organizations network structures, role definitions and role crafting, and routines
Presented by Becca Hawkins, MSN, ARNP and Mark Rosenberg, MD, FACP, both directors of compassionate care at Providence St. Joseph Health. Dr. Rosenberg is also an internist and faculty member at the Internal Medicine Residency program at Providence Portland Medical Center and Rebecca is also a nurse practitioner with a specialty in oncology, hospice and palliative care.
This webinar will describe the process that Providence St. Joseph Health has undertaken toward embedding compassion in the culture of the organization. Rebecca and Dr. Rosenberg will take you through their compassion journey, articulating successes and barriers to this work. They will describe how a message integrating suffering, compassion and burnout resonated with leadership and caregivers. In addition, they will demonstrate how creating collaboration and synergy among key partners facilitated the incorporation of compassion into clinical services, quality, high reliability and several work strands of human resources. Finally, they will include specific examples of compassion innovations that have been particularly impactful.
In this presentation, Becca and Dr. Rosenberg describe key concepts connecting suffering, compassion and burnout, discuss the integration and collaboration process for embedding compassion in a system and finally, adapt compassion innovations to their own healthcare system’s needs.
Presented by Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, chief operating officer and senior vice president of program strategy at the National Patient Safety Foundation.
At the heart of healthcare is our purpose and moral duty to provide the highest quality, safest and most compassionate care to all of our patients, families and colleagues. Yet so often, our best intentions to ensure compassionate care are thwarted by many reasons – some pernicious, some explicit – but most of which relate to macro- and microsystems that lack a full commitment to a culture of safety as not only our priority, but our purpose. This presentation will illuminate several of the root causes and challenges to creating and sustaining a culture of safety, as well as the importance of a total systems approach to safety that is pre-conditional for compassionate care. Designed for all audiences (including healthcare professionals, executives, patient and family members, patient and family advocates and experience professionals, and others), this webinar will provide participants with meaningful recommendations and resources to accelerate and sustain a culture of safety and optimize compassionate care.
In this presentation, Patricia teaches participants how to characterize the relationship between a culture of safety, patient and workforce safety and compassionate care, identify at least three detractors and three critical success factors that are related to a culture of safety and finally, apply at least one essential recommendation to their patient safety and workforce safety activities or programs that may optimize compassionate care in their organization.
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.