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2014-04-18 10:34:29

Older women with gumption score high on compassion Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. The study is published in this month's issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health and well-being as we age,...

2014-02-26 20:21:58

His Holiness Addressed Universal Responsibility & Alleviating Inner Turmoil through Compassion in the 21st Century at a Public Talk at the Forum, Presented by Chase on the 25th and Q & A Session with Ann Curry on the 26th at the California Science Center LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lourdes Foundation, an international organization compassionately empowering and lifting up the lives of youth to build a stronger foundation for the future leaders of our global...

2014-02-24 23:28:35

Many who work in the perinatal field consider their work highly rewarding, but often forget the stress of their jobs can have negative effects on them. Being aware of the risks of such emotionally charged work environments, and practicing self-care is essential to avoiding burnout and offering the best care to those they serve. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Join us on March 18, 2014 as Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center are proud to bring you this live webinar Burnout,...

2014-02-10 23:02:34

Business owners and bloggers are encouraged to use their 404 not found page to help a child find a sponsor. Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Compassion International has launched the 404gotten project, an opportunity for businesses and bloggers to turn broken links on their websites into charitable giving opportunities for their visitors by replacing “Page Not Found” messages with information about children living in poverty and providing an immediate connection to...

2013-11-27 23:02:22

DiscoverGiving Competes With Nine Programs at Stanford University on December 6, 2013 Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 TisBest Philanthropy announced today the organization’s new philanthropy education program is a finalist in Stanford University’s Compassion and Technology contest. The DiscoverGiving program will be presented on stage during the Compassion and Technology Conference on December 6, 2013, competing with nine other technology programs that focus on compassion and...

2013-11-07 23:01:52

Compassion & Choices Provides Tips to Families to Discuss Issue Everyone Will Face Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to “talk turkey over turkey” with your family about an important issue we all will face: our wishes for end-of-life care. It is the key message in the featured holiday story of the Fall 2013 issue of Compassion & Choices Magazine. Fewer than half of Americans over age 40 have completed an advance directive...

2013-11-07 12:25:28

Compassion & Choices Provides Tips to Families to Discuss Issue Everyone Will Face WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to "talk turkey over turkey" with your family about an important issue we all will face: our wishes for end-of-life care. It is the key message in the featured holiday story of the fall 2013 issue of Compassion & Choices Magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/DC12439-a) (Logo:...

2013-10-31 23:24:38

Survey of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Employees Who Took Compassion Fatigue Course Found High Risk for Burnout was Cut in Half and High Risk for Secondary Trauma Dropped by a Third St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 An innovative program implemented three years ago at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is helping prevent bedside nurses from leaving direct patient care due to a condition known as “compassion fatigue.” Among the employees surveyed after attending a course designed at combating...

2013-09-13 16:24:55

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Death-with-Dignity movement suffered a great loss with the passing of former Chairman of the Compassion & Choices Board of Directors, member and dedicated friend, Paul Spiers. Paul died Wednesday in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was 62. Our movement took great evolutionary leaps in the early years of this millennium, and Paul Spiers was the force behind that evolution. He broadened the focus of the old Hemlock Society to...

2013-07-31 12:26:36

Group Says Case is Violation of Dying Father's Constitutional Right to Adequate Pain Relief POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should drop an unsupportable assisted suicide case against a woman who was present when her 93-year-old, terminally ill father ingested morphine to relieve his pain and later died, said the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy group today. The preliminary hearing in the case is...