The Science of Compassion in Healthcare: A Workshop on Its Practical Application to Clinical Practice and Training

Location: Univ. of Notre Dame - Jordan Hall of Science

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Dr. Dominic Vachon and the faculty of the Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Caring at the University of Notre Dame have developed methods for integrating the science of compassion into clinical practice, organizational culture, and training programs for practicing health professionals.  Advances in the neuroscience of compassion have provided an evidence-based scientific understanding of how compassionate caring in healthcare is essential for both excellent patient care as well as clinician well-being and buffering burnout.


In this 2.5-day workshop, participants will learn the compassion science paradigm approach as a practical means to ground clinicians and staff in a time when business practices and societal conditions appear to be deprioritizing compassionate caring and unclear about how to effectively support healthcare clinicians.  The workshop will provide the essentials for immediately using the compassion science paradigm in your practice, your organization, or your training program.  Continuing education hours for physicians (Category 1 CME) and nurses (CNE hours) will be provided.


Registration fee ($1,000) includes:

Tuition for the continuing medical education workshop

15 Continuing Education Hours for Physicians and Nurses

Rooftop reception on Sunday night, June 4

Lunch for June 5 and 6

Dinner for all participants on Monday night, June 5

One copy of the sourcebook for science of compassion in healthcare, How Doctors Care: The Science of Compassionate and Balanced Caring in Medicine


Schedule of the workshop: 

Sunday June 4: 6:00 p.m. Rooftop reception at Jordan Hall of Science

Monday June 5:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. followed by dinner

Tuesday June 6:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday June 7:  8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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