In the brilliant scientific paper, ‘The pulse of inflammation: heart rate variability, the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and implications for therapy,’ Dr. Jared M. Huston, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center discovered a neural control circuit that acts to keep the body’s cytokine production, and therefore inflammatory response, in check. During the 1990s, the …
Dallas, Ferguson, Nice. Turkey, Trump & Brexit. The simultaneous rise of global terrorism, of authoritarian strongmen and the far-right are the twi
Dave Wood's insight:
Otto Scharmer describes two fundamentally different states of awareness that social fields can operate from. The first state is the one we see embodied in the rise of terrorism, strongmen, and the far right. It’s a social-emotional logic that operates through: prejudice (closing the mind) anger, blame (closing the heart) and fear (closing the will).He calls this "absencing" The second is "presencing" because it makes our human essence more present to the world, to each other, and to ourselves. It’s a generative social field that comes into being whenever groups move outside their habitual filter or bubble and engage in processes by opening the mind (curiosity), the heart (compassion), and the will (courage). What results is a cycle of co-creative action: seeing with with fresh eyes (open mind) sensing other perspectives (open heart) presencing our highest future possibilities (open will) co-creating those possibilities through learning-by-doing (realizing).
‘ Patients were left lying in soiled sheets or sitting on commodes for hours. Some patients needing pain relief got it late or not at all. ’1 Such were the findings from the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry with recommendations for recruiting compassionate staff and having clinician compassion training.2 However, this call for compassion is not new. Medical codes of practice require us to practise with compassion. Compassionate care should be routine, a daily motivation and practice not unlike antisepsis and hand washing.
The crisis of compassion in medicine is multifaceted in origin and no universal panacea is likely to be found. Many of us cannot define compassion or articulate the differences between compassion and empathy. Others might argue that compassion training is redundant as doctors are either compassionate or not. We remain remarkably ignorant about compassion, unsure of what it is, where it comes from, or what might influence compassion in our practices.
Compassion comes from the Latin roots com , which means ‘together with’, and pati , ‘to bear or suffer’.3 Compassion is built on the capacity to empathise — a form of cognitive and emotional perspective taking — but involves the additional step of wanting to alleviate suffering.4 The distinction is important. An after-hours GP may recognise and feel the distress of a crying child having an asthma attack but, because he is now 30 minutes late in picking up his wife at the airport, rushes to the car park and lets colleagues manage the child. The family concerned might feel fobbed off and is unlikely to have experienced compassion as part of the clinical interchange. The doctor was empathetic but, technically, was not compassionate. Empathy without compassion is not only out of step with professional requirements but also is differentially likely to sustain negative …
Researchers are working to unlock the secrets of those "butterflies" we feel in our stomach when we experience anxiety in a effort to learn what makes up "gut instinct". This research is going a long way to develop treatments for people who have irrational fear responses and other conditions like PTSD.
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