Your Support is Vital
Adventures in Caring is recognized locally and nationally as an exemplar in the field of teaching and delivering compassionate patient care. Harnessing the power of love in the service of healing – making compassion practical in health care – is the gift Adventures in Caring brings to the community.
Very few health care organizations actually value compassion enough to put it in the budget. Almost no resources are invested in cultivating a culture of compassion, despite the solid evidence that patients:
- Are never very satisfied with the quality of their care – unless they experience compassion.
- Rarely complete their medical regimen correctly – unless they experience compassion.
- Almost never file malpractice lawsuits – if they experience compassion.
- Are killed or maimed by more medical mistakes – when clear, compassionate communication is lacking.
Despite these widely known facts, few hospitals or universities allocate the time and resources to teach their staff or students how to convey compassion to patients. Instead, many give it lip service as a buzzword in public relations statements. Others regard it as a frill, an optional extra that, in a pinch, can be done without. Most simply don’t know what to do with such a nebulous concept. Rarely is compassion deliberately cultivated, and the question of how to teach it effectively remains a mystery to most organizations.
This is why the pioneering work of Adventures in Caring is so important and why we need your help. Hospitals and health care institutions can never become places of true healing without compassion.
Will you help us deliver this food for the soul to people who need it so desperately? With your participation we can make compassion visible and teachable, and its results measurable and reproducible throughout the world. 100% of your donation goes into Adventures in Caring programs.