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Imagine riding in a car with your friends, and everything goes black. The next thing you know, you are lying somewhere, but you can’t see. You’re in indescribable pain. You can’t speak. You can’t move your head.
Then you feel a soft touch on your hand and arm, and a caring voice explains that you were in a car accident. This person squeezes your hand and says, “I’m here.” Those two words make a world of difference.
This is the story of Marcus Engel. Marcus has used his experience to write books for healthcare professionals, teaching them how to better communicate and treat their patients compassionately. In this episode, I talk about Marcus, some of his tips for compassionate care, and why HSPs are well-suited to care professions.
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Resources mentioned in the podcast:
- I’m Here – Compassionate Communication in Patient Care by Marcus Engel
- The Other End Of The Stethoscope – 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care by Marcus Engel
Podcast music attribution: By the Coast (2004) (Antony Raijekov) / CC BY-NC 2.5
Excellent story, Kelly! HSPs have a place and PURPOSE in this world! This is full of good suggestions.
Thank you for this! As an HSP in the medical field, I can say it is overwhelming but even more so satisfying. It’s a unique fit for an HSP but a good one nonetheless.
I’m a surgeon and I find my HSP type helps tremendously the devotion to detail required for this work.
Although I have to be aware of my sensitivity when leading teams who may look to me to make decisions (although I like making the decision itself).
I believe developing expertise in a field about which you are passionate gives you the confidence/self-esteem as an HSP that enables you to lead teams and healthily assert yourself which you may not naturally have.
Gain skill in your art, science or whatever it is you’re passionate about!