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Special Issue

How Compassion Benefits in the Healing Process

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Steven K. H. Aung, CM, AOE, MD, PhD, FAAFP
1. Director and Clinical Professor, Integrative Health Institute (IHI), Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
2. Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Extension, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); acupuncture; integrative medicine

About This Topic

Compassion can be defined in many ways, but each definition has positive connotations. There is two ways of treating a patient; one is treating with a lack of compassion, a very mechanical and utilitarian approach. The other is with compassion and kindness, a way in which promotes trust and friendship between doctor and patient. When treating this way a doctor must have good intentions and not simply be treating a patient, but healing from the bottom of their heart.
This special issue focuses on the effects of patient – doctor relationships when compassion is involved in the healing process, and the benefits this may hold for the future success of acupuncture and medicine as a whole.

Planned Papers

Title: Mindfulness Meditation and Self-Compassion to Heal Violations of Personal Vulnerabilities
Author: Elliot Benjamin
Affiliations: Psychology mentor/Ph.D committee chair at Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, USA



The Role of Self-Compassion in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Gila Chen
Received: March 04, 2019; Published: April 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902026


Compassion in Medicine – A Psychiatric Physician’s View

Robert T. Rubin
Received: March 14, 2019; Published: April 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902025


Compassion in Clinical Care

Cynthia M.A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 01, 2019; Published: March 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901016


Is Self-Compassion Important for Health Care Practitioners?

Sharon Freeman Clevenger
Received: November 25, 2018; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901007