In 2020, in alignment with our Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, we are inviting speakers whose work has inspired innovation, leadership, and culture change in the areas we’ll be focusing on during the conference:

  • Workforce resilience, well-being and engagement
  • Creating compassionate organizational cultures
  • Compassionate responses to social challenges
  • Communicating with patients, families and each other
  • Engaging patients, families and their communities to support health
  • Compassion science and practice

The Compassion in Action Webinar Series offers healthcare workers, leaders and managers a unique opportunity to learn about topics related to compassionate, collaborative care from leading practitioners and researchers in this field.

The Compassion in Action Webinar Series is funded in part by a donation in memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen, and is free of charge to all members of the public. All Compassion in Action webinars will be archived here following the live broadcast.

Upcoming Webinars

Recognition & Gratitude: Why It Matters to Patients, Families & Healthcare
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Recognition & Gratitude: Why It Matters to Patients, Families & Healthcare

The DAISY Foundation is known the world over for its hospital-based programs that recognize compassion and excellence in nursing. During this webinar, DAISY Foundation Executive Director Cynthia D. Sweeney will explain exactly why meaningful recognition and gratitude matter so much to families and caregivers, and share the results of a recent study that examined this very question. She’ll be joined by Jodie McGinley, whose own journey of loss and gratitude informs her role as Parent on Staff at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Together they will explore how gratitude positively impacts individuals as well as healthcare delivery, and highlight the value proposition of saying “thank you.” Following their presentation, Cindy and Jodie will be joined in conversation by Schwartz Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beth Lown.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm register
Integrating Bereaved Parents into Education and Parent-to-Parent Support Mechanisms
Webinar

Integrating Bereaved Parents into Education and Parent-to-Parent Support Mechanisms

As a pediatric oncologist, palliative care physician, and vice-chair of the ethics committee at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. Justin Baker is intimately aware of the distress experienced by children with advanced cancer and the ethical and end-of-life/bereavement issues surrounding their disease progression. He currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude as well as the medical director of the Quality of Life for All (QOLA) Service – the St. Jude palliative care team – and as the Director of the hospital’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship program. Despite his status as an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of Pediatric Palliative Oncology, Dr. Baker can often be spotted strolling the halls of St. Jude in a koala suit, the beloved QoLA mascot. He was a 2019 Finalist for the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm register
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