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Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference

Narrated by: TC Scornavacchi
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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 they care?

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 of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?

Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter?

In Compassionomics: 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.

Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science - coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine - demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place.

You will see compelling evidence that:

  • Compassion has vast benefits for patients across a wide variety of conditions
  • Missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects
  • Compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care
  • Compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers
  • Forty seconds of compassion can save a life

After seeing all the evidence, the answer is crystal clear: Compassion matters...in not only meaningful, but measurable ways.

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  • Virginia
  • 01-06-2020

Inspiring, brilliant

I love this book. I’m about to listen to it again. All health care workers should listen. The narrator is exceptional. So easy to listen to and she is clearly committed to the cause

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  • John Wilson
  • 27-08-2020

Great Listen

Love the ability to analyze it with my profession. great listen. Recommend for any career

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  • Dale Bowman
  • 07-03-2020

Must read for those in healthcare

This book is amazing, I know that compassion is important, but to read/listen to the evidence is eye opening. It was hart to stop listening.

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  • CDM
  • 07-02-2020

Required Reading

As an emergency physician in practice for the past 18 years, I believe this book is a must-read for any person affiliated with healthcare—from the CEO of every hospital system to government and private insurance companies measuring metrics of quality care, to medical and PA students, residents, nursing students, nurses, techs, aids, custodians, even patients. The scientific data and supporting anecdotes presented in this book on compassion and its far-reaching effects, confirm that our current systems are in “crisis mode” and desperately in need of a compassion overhaul. I look forward to the day when the “culture of compassion” becomes commonplace, and our healthcare system (and the country as a whole) finally begins to HEAL!!! Thank you Drs. Trzeciak and Mazzarelli for this landmark contribution to healthcare in America!! We desperately needed this!!

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 02-07-2019

Incredible research and insights!!!

this book should win a Pulitzer prize or other distinguished & meaningful literary non fiction award. truly this might be the one important element for all of humanity to be required to understand and apply.. I suggest listening to this book many times over and taking notes. Finally a really meaningful work on compassion and the critical essence it addresses. Bravo! More books like this please!