Compassion in Healthcare

The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Podcast

24-01-2024 • 32 mins

Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast!

In this episode, Compassion in Healthcare, our hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Paquita de Zulueta from Imperial College to discuss what compassion means in a healthcare setting, why a willingness to engage with people and put yourself in their shoes is critical and how embedding the values of compassion within services and organisations can lead to savings and better outcomes for people within an integrated care system.

The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder, Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Kate Staveley. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.

All episodes of SEW are now available to listen to free through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Somerset Emotional Wellbeing or wherever you get your podcasts!

We would like to hear from you! If you would like to ask us a question or let us know what you think of the show, or if you would like to suggest guests and topics for us to cover, please get in touch with us by emailing: somicb.sewpodcast@nhs.net

Thank you for listening, see you next time!

Please note: The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the NHS or any other organisation unless expressly stated.

Developing compassionate leadership in health care: an integrative review – A link to Paquita’s superb paper on the topic, which is a free, open access resource. Please check it out for further information and insight

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