#2: Compassion in Action

A 45-minute DVD.
Beautiful production, original musical score and real-life scenes.

When times get Tough:

“Compassion comes naturally when people are suffering. But what about when those people are upset or difficult to be with? Is it possible or practical to extend compassion when the going gets tough?

Compassion in Action shows the art of communicating with patients when difficult emotions arise. Using real-life footage from authentic situations, the video gives a fresh look at an age old problem: How to keep caring when patients are difficult. Viewers learn new approaches and gain confidence, encouragement and motivation for being effective in difficult interactions”

Simon Fox, Executive Producer
The Medicine of Compassion

Scene from Compassion in Action

“I love this video! It’s a wonderful, candid example of compassion at work in a variety of health care settings. It shows the humanity and joy we can find – even in the tougher situations – if we approach them in the right way.”

Abbey Gaske, M.D., Urology Group of Southern California


“Incredibly helpful! I was truly amazed and inspired by the nurses and MDs, and their dedication and compassion. This DVD is an excellent teaching resource!”

Jan Anderson, RN, MSN, Director
Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program


“Compassion in Action is a beautiful, practical demonstration of how to infuse difficult conversations with love.”

Candace Pert, Ph.D. Neuroscience Research; author of Molecules of Emotion and Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d