Educating the Future of Hospice and Palliative Care

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This spring students at the University of Notre Dame gained insight into the delivery of care to patients and families dealing with serious advanced illnesses. The university, in partnership with Center for Hospice Care (CHC), once again offered the course “Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care”…

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Training for rock climbing teaches compassionate patient care

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

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Belayers must maintain continual focus and not take their hands off their ropes, much the same way doctors have to focus on meeting their patients' needs and helping the patient get well. For that reason, learning how to belay and climb has been integrated into the Compassionate Care in Medicine (CCIM) course in the College of Science

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Honouring healthcare workers: Heroism & healing

Author: Zoe Langsdale

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Beginning in August, Irish Humanitarian, Sportsman, and Business Leader Alan Kerins will be launching "Healthcare Heroes' Retreats" with support from the Kirby Group. These retreats will offer frontline workers and their partners a free three-day retreat at The University of Notre Dame's Global Centre…

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Corby Connections with Dr. Dominic Vachon

Author: Rose Carroll

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As the Director of the Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, Dr. Dominic Vachon studies the biology and neuroscience of empathy, compassion, and burnout in the health care professions. He teaches future physicians and nurses about how compassion improves not only the care provided…

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Alumna Dr. Lynn Damitz, MD Honored by UNC Surgery

Author: Rose Carroll


Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Damitz '89 who was honored as the Ethel F. And James A. Valone, MD, Distinguished Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for her work at UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Damitz also serves as adjunct professor for ND Preprofessional Studies. She demonstrates compassion…

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Rare disease advocacy and issues discussed during 11th annual conference

Author: Kathy Jonas

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Treating patients and families of those with rare diseases takes a gentle touch, persistence, a willingness to listen and additional time, according to four medical professionals who spoke recently about clinical care at the 11th Annual Conference on Advancing Rare Disease Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy.

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