Without compassion, there is no healthcare : leading with care in a technological age / edited by Brian D. Hodges, Gail Paech, and Jocelyn Bennett.

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"New technologies are transforming healthcare work and changing how patients interact with healthcare providers. As artificial intelligence systems, robotics, and data analytics become more sophisticated, some clinical tasks will become obsolete and others will be reconfigured. While it is not possible to predict these developments precisely, it is important to understand their inevitability and to prepare for the changes that lie ahead. Without Compassion, There Is No Healthcare argues that compassion must be upheld as the bedrock and guiding purpose of healthcare work. Emerging technologies have the potential to subvert this purpose but also to enable and expand it, creating new conduits for compassionate care. Cultivating these benefits and guarding against potential threats will require vigilance and determination from healthcare providers, educators, leaders, patients, and advocates. The contributors to this book show the way forward, bringing a diverse range of expertise to confront these challenges. Avoiding platitudes and simple dichotomies, they examine what compassion in healthcare means and how it can be practised, now and in the uncertain future. Without Compassion, There Is No Healthcare is a call to action. Drawing together a decade of evidence and insight generated by a community of leading scholars and practitioners committed to promoting compassionate care, it offers steady principles and practices to steer the way through times of technological change."-- Provided by publisher.


Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2020]

Physical description

xvii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Caring in a Digital Age: Exploring the Interface of Humans and Machines in the Provision of Compassionate Healthcare / David Wiljer, Gillian Strudwick, and Allison Crawford -- Patient Engagement and Compassionate Care / Paula Rowland and Jennifer Johannesen -- Care in the Real World: Partial Perspectives on Compassion, Technology, and Equity / Morag Paton, Thirusha Naidu, Lisa Richardson, Arno Kumagai, and Ayelet Kuper -- Healthcare Workers as Recipients of Compassion: Resilience, Burnout, and Relationship / Robert Maunder, Deanna Chaukos, and Andrea Lawson -- Compassion and Health Professional Education / Claire Mallette, Donald Rose, and Michelle Spadoni -- Compassionate Leadership / Maria Tassone, Jill Shaver, Mandy Lowe, Catherine Creede, and Kathryn Parker -- Toward Compassionate Healthcare Organizations / Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis, Rabia Khan, Erene Stergiopoulos, Marion Briggs, and Sandra Fisman -- Conclusions: Shaping the Future of Compassionate Care / Brian D. Hodges, Gail Paech, and Jocelyn Bennett.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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    Medical Collection
    W62 2020W62
    Open shelves

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