Apparently, yes, says authors of a new book strangely titled ‘Compassionomics’.
That aside, the book discusses how missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects, how compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care, and why compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers.
For example, take the case of a 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care U...
The anguish associated with conditions that bring us to the threshold of human mortality, and the difficulty of the decision we have to make, may tempt us to step back from the patient. Yet this is where, more than anything else, we are called to show love and closeness.