Empathy vs. Sympathy

“What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.” source: The Difference Between Empathy And Sympathy Perfectly Explained

“Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching”

Photo courtesy of Lynne Shallcross/KHN | article “For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing. “At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer’s — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around …

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“Imaginative Caregiving for the Cancer Patient”

While conversations rarely penetrate the bell jar of my self-containment, inventive forms of caregiving do. “After the drama of diagnosis passes and the preliminary offers of assistance dissipate, a few hardy souls hang in with cancer patients for the long haul. If we are lucky, they tender surprisingly creative acts and gifts. “Imaginative caregiving is …

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