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2014-07-23 12:31:46

Former Planned Parenthood National Chaplain Named to Board of Compassion & Choices LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera, a Mexican-American civil and human rights leader, has joined the board of directors for the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129906 A resident of Claremont, California, Rev. Castuera already has been interviewed by the Hispanic...

2014-05-06 08:28:43

Features Chris O'Donnell on Why Happiness is a Key Factor to His Life as an Actor and Father DALLAS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Considered one of the greatest virtues, compassion - the feeling of empathy for others - is the theme of Live Happy magazine's May/June 2014 issue that hits stands today. Live Happy is the first ever lifestyle magazine to balance the science of positive psychology with the art of application, and as the new issue reveals, recent studies and scientific research...

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...

2013-10-31 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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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