by Michael Ortiz Hill
This is an updated and expanded version of Mr. Ortiz Hill?s previous book, Conspiracies of Kindness, and is written especially for medical professionals and those in the helping professions, as well as students learning these professions. In this book, Ortiz Hill includes several additional interviews with medical doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals, as well as those involved in the world of healing, who speak about how compassion is an essential quality for maintaining their own health, mental and physical, as well as insuring the care they provide for their clients is of optimal value. From his own experiences as a nurse, Ortiz Hill creates a web of achingly beautiful stories that brilliantly show us how richness, compassion and wisdom can arise while encountering the most challenging circumstances of severely ill and dying patients in an institutional setting. This book is essential reading for anyone in the helping professions who risks burnout and ?compassion fatigue.?