What Does Empathy Look Like?

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 25, 2022 2:42:34 PM

We are talking a lot about empathy lately.  I see many posts, blogs and articles on the subject because so many feel that it is severely lacking in this current time.  Social psychologists are having a field day dissecting what has gone so wrong, and why.  

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Topics: empathy, Skill Building

Empathy:  The Lubricant of Change

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 18, 2022 3:18:10 PM

Describing empathy as a lubricant creates visuals in my head like the annoying squeaky door hinge that finally gets some W-D40.  A lubricant softens rough edges, makes things work better, and a little bit goes a long way.  I think the same is true when we approach situations that we encounter in work and life from a place of empathy.  

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Topics: empathy, Empathy Training, REVEAL Aging, Dementia Live™️, cultivating empathy

The Beautiful Harmony of Caring and Compassion for Elders

Posted by Pam Brandon on Sep 29, 2017 12:35:18 PM

We all like to think that have compassion for others don't we?   After all, we give care, so we must have empathy.  Is there a difference between caring and true compassion?

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Care Partners, caregivers, Dementia Live, leadership, empathy, Compassion, elderly, families, understanding, AGE-u-cate Training Instite, Dementia Live™️

Person Centered Care: The Art of Authentic Listening

Posted by Ann Catlin on Feb 10, 2017 7:00:25 AM

With today’s emphasis on person centered care, communication skills are essential. Any senior care or hospice professional regularly interacts with people with communication challenges stemming from brain injury, stroke, hearing loss; Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Senior Care, empathy, Person centered care, Hospice, communication

Senior Care: How Stories Generate Empathy

Posted by Ann Catlin on Dec 15, 2016 6:00:36 AM
Stories are worth sharing
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Senior Care, stories, empathy, touch

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