Hearts in Healthcare

compassionTHE ancient Wisdom Religion, now called Theosophy, provides a compelling basis for ethics and compassion.

The binding force lies in the realization that humanity shares one divine root, that all are united both in the natural world and at the deepest spiritual level.

The teaching shows that “compassion is no attribute” that it is the “Law of Laws,” (Voice of the Silence) — “the law of love eternal.”

The mutual brotherhood and altruism such compassion demands are the ideals we must follow if humanity is to survive and thrive. Fortunately, The Golden Rule is found in all the world’s faiths, and is more universal than most of us know or were taught.

“The ethic of reciprocity is found in the scriptures of nearly every religion,” says A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts. The Golden Rule “is often regarded as the most concise and general principle of ethics, a condensation in one principle of all longer lists of ordinances.”


Charter for Compassion International

“The latest advances in neuroscience paint a rich picture of the deep interconnection between human beings: our feelings, sensations, thoughts, emotions, physiological responses, and visceral reactions are intimately linked.

“It’s as if we have a broadband network connection between our respective nervous systems.”

Charter for Compassion

Hearts in Healthcare

“Our neurodevelopment, from earliest life to old age, is continually shaped by our interactions with others,” Dr. Robin Youngson, Hearts in Healthcare, Charter Partner writes. “So powerful and dynamic is this relationship that a whole new field of science has begun to emerge: interpersonal neurobiology.”


Dr. Robin Youngson, pioneer in compassionate caring, shares his vision for how healthcare can be transformed from within, using the power of social networks. To learn more, read his new book, “TIME TO CARE” available at www.time-to-care.com

Whole Person Care

Compassionate healthcare should be intuitive, but most patients and healers know that this isn’t always the case. Since researchers describe compassionate care as the intersection between empathy and sympathy, it is clear that compassionate healthcare is of main concern to the Charter’s work.


Allen Miller, “Joined at the Heart”

Each of us has a right to be a patient and to receive compassionate care. The Charter works with partners who are concerned “to promote and encourage whole-person care that serves the needs of patient and families. “

Learn more about our Healthcare partners and their work, and explore articles in our Healthcare Compassion Book.

Help Us Grow the Compassion Movement

As we move our work forward in the field of healthcare and in working with other Charter programs we urge you consider our 30-day fundraising campaign.  Become a part of the compassion revolution.  

Want to change someone else’s life as you transform your own?  Go to our campaign on Crowdrise.com and create your account.  Create your campaign, and we’ll send you a free gift of Compassion Beads.  Raise $1,000 on your page and we’ll send you a copy of Karen Armstrong’s book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Lifeautographed by the author.  You can also contribute to any one else’s team board.  Give in honor of others: birthdays, anniversaries or just saying “thank you” as a surprise.  Ask others to remember your birthday by giving to the campaign.

This Crowdfunding Compassion campaign ends July 30th, so hurry!


2 responses to “Hearts in Healthcare

  1. Thanks Ghostriver for the reblog. Namaste!!


  2. Pingback: http://theosophywatch.com/2013/07/17/hearts-in-healthcare/ | Nancy Bragin

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