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Finding healing for the healers

Compassionate care is the focus of a local program that is designed to improve the patient-caregiver relationship

Seventeen years ago today, in the Boston Globe Magazine , a dying man issued a plea for greater compassion in medicine. He worried that medical professionals faced increasing work demands that prioritized efficiency over empathy.

Kenneth Schwartz died of lung cancer two months later, but not before founding an organization that would bring increased attention to the importance of human interactions in medicine.

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