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Dr. Stephen Trzeciak did not always believe that compassion makes a difference in health care – even if that seemed like the idealistic viewpoint to hold. Then he took a look at the data. Trzeciak – an intensivist who heads Cooper University Health Care's critical care unit – not only became a believer, but an ardent advocate. "Does it really matter?" Trzeciak said. "I would hope that most people in health care would answer the question, 'Well, of course it matters, because we have both a moral obligation and an ethical obligation.' We ought to be compassionate."Yet, nearly 50 percent of American patients do not believe that health care professionals provide "compassionate care," according to the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare in Boston. And 56 percent of physicians say they do not have time to show compassion to their patients, according to a study published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. That amounts to a compassion crisis in health … [Read more...] about Compassionomics 101: How kindness can make a big difference in health care
By Ali Tadayon | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 27, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 28, 2018 at 6:18 am EAST BAY — While mudslinging and contentious debates are common fare in elections pitting Republicans versus Democrats, such discord has set the tone in the East Bay’s Assembly District 15 race between two staunch progressives who belong to the same Democratic Party. While former President Barack Obama staffer Buffy Wicks and Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles agree on several key issues — both favor single-payer healthcare and updating charter school regulations — they sharply diverge over how to tackle those topics as well as how to address the region’s most pressing issue: housing. Wicks has connections in the the traditional Democrat camp, with endorsements from Obama, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. Beckles is tied to the Democratic Socialist “Berniecrat” camp, with … [Read more...] about East Bay Assembly race likened to a ‘family feud’ between divided Democrats
EVERETT, Pa. – It was the day of the birthday party, and the husband and wife had invited everyone they knew. They’d spent the morning buying food – a sheet cake, jumbo hot dogs, ground beef, soda, chips – and were now standing around a picnic table covered with it all, along a long lake under a cloudless sky, hoping at least some people would show up to eat it. Today was the first time both sides of their family were supposed to come together, something that hadn’t happened at their wedding four months before. On that day, not a single member of the husband’s family had attended – not his brothers, who’d called him a fool for marrying like this, and not his parents, who’d told him the relationship would only get him into trouble. Just about the only people who’d gone that day, and were here so far on this day, had been the people involved in the wedding itself. There was Maria Vargas, a shy and brooding girl who looked older … [Read more...] about She was 16 when she married a 25-year-old. And their situation is surprisingly prevalent.
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.