The keynote for the 2019 SDPS is Dr. Antonio Damasio.
Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, PYT, CPI will be one of the speakers, presenting on:
A Case for Compassion in Pain Care: using an integrative yoga approach to enhance compassionate care to better serve the person in pain and the healthcare professional
Numerous national health surveys and reports conclude that compassion is lacking in healthcare and many would even argue there is a growing compassion deficit in some parts of the world. As healthcare providers, it is assumed we will provide compassionate care to those we serve, as it is inherently part of our job. However, research shows that the capacity to provide compassionate care can vary and depend on a wide variety of factors. There may be challenges we face that may influence and even inhibit our ability to offer compassion to people in pain.
In this session, I will provide a working definition of compassion, differentiate between empathy and compassion, discuss the debate surrounding the ‘myth of compassion fatigue’, summarize the research surrounding the benefits of providing and receiving compassion (including self-compassion) for those living with persistent pain and also for the healthcare providers, and describe accessible and practical ways that yoga can be used to train and cultivate more compassionate (and self-compassionate) responses. The five tenets of Compassionate Pain Care (CPC) will be introduced.
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