“The public health care discussion increasingly includes more patient-centered care. Hospitals in Michigan and around the country are giving more attention to what patients want. And this care includes more and better listening and increased individual attention.
“It is not enough to just cure the infection or bandage the wound. We must care for the patient,” says Alan Briskin, Ph.D., in the book, “Daily Miracles — Stories and Practices of Humanity and Excellence in Health Care” which he co-authored with Jan Boller.
“According to Briskin, a healing presence includes a warm welcome, social intelligence, spiritual intelligence, deep listening (without judging), and compassion. At the end of the seminar, he invited the audience to have a collective conversation on the subject of the talk and asked us to consider the question, “What is the personal gift you bring to healing settings?” To read more click here.