Environment & Hospitality

Presence: Compassionate Communication Through Everyday Mindfulness

Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP

Simple human presence is the cornerstone of caregiving. The foundation of empathy is being mindfully present for another human being. Awareness of each patient as a unique individual allows communication to be customized in the most compassionate ways possible. Extensive personal experience, wisdom from the ancients, and evidence-based studies are interwoven and shared to reveal how hands on caregivers can honor the dignity and independence of each patient, while staying resilient in the face of massive amounts of human suffering.