Join UCF Academic Health Sciences colleagues from medicine, nursing and health professions and sciences for a continuing education opportunity. Thanatology veteran, UCF alumna Dr. Darcy Harris '81 will lead a timely conversation around cultivating compassion as healthcare providers in the midst of grief.
Description: Compassion-based approaches have been widely supported through recent research in the field with diverse populations. These approaches are of specific interest for grieving individuals due to their capacity-building effect for clinicians and patients alike. Training in compassion has demonstrated enhanced ability to tolerate distress, maintain focus, and discern clinical interventions that are appropriate in a variety of contexts. Cultivating a compassionate stance provides clinicians with the opportunity to engage patients with their full attention and presence, allowing openness and receptivity for both the painful and the adaptive aspects of the patient’s experiences.