Panel discussion will examine compassion in health care

A Nov. 1 panel discussion featuring Dean Lloyd Minor, Charles Prober, Dale Beatty and Mickey Trockel will examine strategies for fostering compassion in health care.

The practice of compassion is integral to health care, but in the bustle of busy schedules, regulatory demands and stressful environments, it can be neglected. How, then, can compassion be fostered?

That question will be the focus of an upcoming panel discussion, “Compassion in health care: Best practices by corporations, clinicians and care recipients,” featuring Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine; Charles Prober, MD, senior associate vice provost for health education and the founding executive director of the Stanford Center for Health Education; Dale Beatty, DNP, chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services at Stanford Health Care; and Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science.

The event is part of the weeklong Contemplation by Design Summit that features efforts to promote resilience, balance, tranquility and creative excellence.

The panel discussion will be held Nov. 1 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the university campus. It is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, register online.

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