WHY IS COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE SO IMPORTANT
If I have learned anything, it is that we never know when, how, or whom a serious illness will strike. If and when it does, each one of us wants not simply the best possible care for our body but for our whole being.Ken Schwartz, Schwartz Center Founder
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT COMPASSIONATE CARE LEADS TO BETTER HEALTH
ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL POLL
85% of patients and 76% of doctors believe compassionate care is very important to successful medical treatment. More than 80% of patients and 70% of doctors believe it can make a life-or-death difference.
Beth A. Lown, Julie Rosen and John Marttila. An Agenda for Improving Compassionate Care: A Survey Shows About Half of Patients Say Such Care is Missing. Health Affairs, 30, no.9 (2011):1772-1778.