I'm thrilled to welcome Dr. David Rakel to The Porch to talk about compassion in the Workplace. He’s the author of The Compassionate Connection, where he outlines the research behind compassion and healing in doctor-patient relationships.
This book turned treating people compassionately from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘critical’ status.
Three things Dr. Rakel said today on the Porch that I am processing as a leader:
1. When we don't have enough time to connect, we (as doctors) prescribe more things and order more tests. When you sit with full attention and a sense of curiosity and compassion the truth comes more easily.
2. Authenticity is mostly nonverbal.
3. Anyone who is a leader of other humans should have to go through a self-reflective process so they can serve others without their ego getting in the way.
Dr. David Rakel was founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program. He is now professor and chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
You can find Dr. David Rakel here ⬇️