Compassion Missing in American Health Care

September 9, 2011

Category: Nursing News

 

Problems with the U.S. health care system include escalating costs, medical errors, inconsistent results and, according to a new national survey, a lack of compassion.

Accordingly, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare has proposed an agenda for interjecting compassion back into our system.

“For most clinicians, compassionate care matters because it is fundamental to the practice of medicine, ethically sound, and humane,” according to lead author Beth Lown, M.D. Read More