Lee Tomlinson explores the immense healing power of compassion for patients and the healthcare professionals who provide it.
A Stage III+ throat cancer survivor, Lee Tomlinson shares intimacy and urgency in his experience with a healthcare system so lacking in compassion it had him considering suicide, and how one simple moment of compassion from a physician saved his life.
Lee's book; Compassion Heals: From Self-Care to Healthcare serves as a reminder to all of us, but especially to those working in healthcare—the doctors, nurses, caretakers, administrators—of the necessity of providing treatment equally competent and compassionate to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. Through compelling, scientific evidence and deeply moving personal experiences, Lee explores: The irrefutable and overwhelming evidence that compassion saves lives and measurably improves both patient and provider health. Healthcare professional burnout—its cause, how it destroys one’s ability to provide compassionate care, and how to recover from it. Why 50 percent of patients today believe their healthcare professionals and the healthcare system lack compassion The CARE Effect Movement: Why Lee founded the movement to bring Connection, Attention, Respect and Empathy back to the forefront of modern medicine Lee Tomlinson is an entertainment industry executive, TEDx presenter, keynote speaker, and advanced cancer survivor. His journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and into remission is a testament to the importance of compassion in healthcare and the potentially devastating consequences when it is absent. As founder of the CARE Effect Movement, his mission is to promote the “heart, science, and business of compassion.”
The life mission of “Patient Lee” is to inspire healthcare professionals to return compassionate care to its rightful place at the forefront of modern healthcare — to benefit patients, their families, the bottom line; and perhaps most importantly, their often suffering, “burned-out” selves.
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