See Me as a Person: Creating Therapeutic Relationships with Patients and Their Families

See-Me-as-a-Person-Book-3DWithin the world of health care, the act of therapeutic connection is not owned by any one profession. The responsibility to offer authentic and compassionate care to another human being is something we all share. In our chaotic and time constrained environments in which technical and complex demands prevail, clinicians struggle as they strive every day to connect with the patients and families in their care. See Me as a Person offers guiding principles and a practical methodology that facilitate the clinician’s ability to form authentic relationships which improve patient safety and the overall experience of care.

“This book could literally transform the world of healthcare – read it now!

If you have a family member or friend who works in healthcare, the gift of this book could change their life. Mary Koloroutis and Michael Trout have crafted the most beautiful, inspiring, practical and convincing book on the nature of the therapeutic relationship I have ever read. As a physician, it took me twenty-five years to learn how the quality of my presence can either create a healing relationship – with a power greater than most of the medicines we use – or one that wounds. My personal journey of learning was difficult and painful. Most of the things that made me a good doctor, I learned outside of medicine. Yet in this wonderful book I find distilled the personal practices, insights, wisdom and love that I wished I could have known much earlier in my career. Studying this book will not only transform the care of your patients but it will help you reconnect to the heart of your practice, protect you from burnout, and give renewed joy and fulfillment to your work. I can’t recommend this book enough. If I had my wish, every single person in healthcare would have to read this book.”

Robert Youngson, MD, co-founder of Hearts in Healthcare
Author of Time to Care: How to Love your Patients and Your Job

“This book is profoundly important because it creates new understandings about how people relate to each other. The most important insight…is that caregivers need to be vulnerable in order for care to be compassionate. Caregivers get energy from human connection. Without this energy, compassion is not sustainable.”
Marie Manthey, MNA, FRCN, FAAN
Author of The Practice of Primary Nursing

See Me as a Person is a 2012 ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award Winner and a 2013 AJN award winner in the med/surg category!

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