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Ronald Epstein, MD
Cultivating Compassionate Presence and Improving Patient-Provider Communication
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What You'll Learn
Discover how to improve your communication with patients by practicing the qualities of attentive observation, critical curiosity, beginner’s mind, and presence
Hear the research on how physician emotional responsiveness and attunement can positively impact patient satisfaction and health outcomes
Learn about Dr. Epstein’s new research that illustrates how racial implicit bias is manifesting today in healthcare and how mindfulness can help reduce implicit bias
About Ronald Epstein, MD
Ron Epstein is family physician, palliative care physician, teacher, researcher, and author of Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity (Scribner, 2017). He is internationally known for his groundbreaking research and educational programs to promote effective communication and mindful practice in healthcare, with a focus on difficult end-of-life conversations. He has over 250 publications, including Mindful Practice (Journal of the American Medical Association, 1999) which catalyzed the incorporation of mindfulness in medicine and medical education. You can learn more about Dr. Epstein and his work at his website.
About Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons
Dr. Reena Kotecha qualified with a dual degree in Medicine and Neuroscience & Mental from Imperial College London. She spent the early part of her career in the National Health Service, UK, as a hospital doctor. 4 years into her clinical career, the work environment took a toll on Reena's mental health and wellbeing and she took and extended period out of practice. She began studying Ayurvedic medicine and practicing pranayama (yogic breath-work) and mindfulness meditation. With the mission of 'Healthcare starts with Self Care,' Reena set up the 'Mindful Medics' Programme, a program which enables healthcare professionals to come together in a safe setting and discuss their unique challenges whilst also encompassing tools and techniques to improve self care and wellbeing. Reena also delivers talks, workshops and courses across many sectors outside of healthcare. Learn more about Reena and her work on her website.