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Compassion and patient rapport building in health care

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Compassion and patient rapport building in health care

"As we enter a year and a half into a worldwide pandemic, many of us working in health care are fatigued, over-worked, and burned out on compassion. Burnout has been…
September 20, 2021

Compassion and patient rapport building in health care

“As we enter a year and a half into a worldwide pandemic, many of us working in health care are fatigued, over-worked, and burned out on compassion. Burnout has been so widespread that the CDC published guidelines on how to cope with the stresses of the job as COVID-19 cases persist. As the Delta variant continues to spread and individuals remain unvaccinated despite the data, health care workers find themselves attempting to care for their patients and simultaneously try and care for themselves.

This episode outlines some myths about the “softer side” of health care and focuses on compassion and rapport building— exploring the ways in which providing patient-centered care for those who seek our help not only improves clinical outcomes but can also help improve ourselves.”

Katherine Buaron is a community nurse consultant, Rush University.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “5 myths about compassion and patient rapport building in health care.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/09/5-myths-about-compassion-and-patient-rapport-building-in-health-care.html)

This episode is sponsored by the Rush University Series at The Podcast by KevinMD. (https://www.rushu.rush.edu/)

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