A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much theyåÊcare?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack ofåÊcompassionåÊfrom the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassionåÊcrisis.
But the pivotal question is this: Does compassionåÊreallyåÊmatter?
InåÊCompassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century