presented by Dr Penelope Campling, Medical Psychotherapist and Co-author of Intelligent Kindness: Reforming the Culture of Healthcare.


There has been increasing interest in the culture of healthcare in the light of the two reports by Robert Francis into the care at Mid Staffordshire and evidence of increasing demoralisation in staff.  This should encourage a comprehensive exploration of the conditions that promote a benign caring culture and make outbreaks of cruel neglect and abuse of patients less likely.  Creating and sustaining such a culture is dependent on being honest and realistic about the forces that threaten to undermine it.   In this talk, I will argue that being able to confidently articulate the positive values that should define healthcare culture is particularly important at this time.  The case is made for a conscious focus on the concept of intelligent kindness.

 This event is open to all health care professionals.

Please join us after the presentation for light refreshments.

Places are limited, please contact Angela Fox if you would like to attend.  (angela.fox@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

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