Compassion in Pre-Health and Health Professional Education

Kathleen Clark and I co-authored a chapter in Compassion als Schlüssel für eine zukunftsfähige Bildung nachhaltiger Entwicklung?! - Auftrag und Weiterentwicklung eines theologischen Prinzips [Compassion as Key to Sustainable Development Education?! – Implications and Further Development of a Theological Concept], edited by Maike Domsel and Maurice Steffens and published by Kohlhammer (January 2024). The title of our chapter is "Compassion in Pre-Health and Health Professional Education: Inspiration and Sustenance for Action." We argue that reflection on values that inform professional practice, immersion experiences, personal encounters with individuals who are suffering, and an institutional ecology of compassion assist students to develop compassion.