June 12, 2019

Compassion in the ICU

In this episode, we discuss compassion in the ICU with Dr. Stephen Trzeciak.

Dr. Trzeciak is Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and Professor and Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey. He is the co-author of a recently published book “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference. In addition, Dr. Trzeciak and his research group have published several original research papers focusing on compassion in healthcare.

Additional Resources:

Healthcare provider compassion is associated with lower PTSD symptoms among patients with life-threatening medical emergencies: a prospective cohort study: http://bit.ly/2Wio1re
Development and Validation of a Tool to Measure Patient Assessment of Clinical Compassion: http://bit.ly/2JR1ifr
For patients, caregiver compassion is essential. The Washington Post: https://wapo.st/30yYtW1

Books and Albums Mentioned in This Episode:

Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference by S. Trzeciak and A. Mazzarelli: https://amzn.to/2JQXv1y
The Joshua Tree by U2: https://amzn.to/2JvU4hu
The Koln Concert by Keith Jarrett: https://amzn.to/2VVBYMn