Philosophy of Kindness

Amazing Nurse (click video link)

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
The Dalai Lama

In school to become healthcare providers we study medications, procedures and disease pathologies and their effects on the body. It seems the much greater impact can be made through kindness and human connection. The hospice movement is starting to prove the efficacy of kindness and compassion. A growing number of cancer patients who forgo curative medical care and seek palliative care, are finding their lives are not only better, but longer! (read “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande to learn more)

My awesome wife Leah recently won the Daisy Award for excellence in nursing. The DAISY Award recognizes the extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses everyday. Much like the nurse in this video Leah recognizes that her work is about more than addressing her patient’s medical needs. Her patient’s have nominated her for this award many times for the kindness, patience and the compassion she has shown them. Very well deserved:)

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