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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Helen Riess

 

 
 

The Empathy Effect 
Helen Riess

Helen Riess, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The mission of the Program is to enhance empathy and interpersonal relationships in healthcare. She is also Chief Technology Officer of Empathetics which offers scientifically based empathy training proven to optimize interpersonal engagement.

 

Helen is author of The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences. "In this book, I hope to demonstrate how showing greater empathy toward your fellow human beings can enhance your own life and society as a whole. Through empathy, parents see their children for who they are, and help them realize their potential. Teachers connect with students in ways that help learners discover and expand there talents. Businesses are more likely to thrive because they invest in the people working for them. Politicians start to represent the needs of their constituencies.
 

The arts have always been a connector for people of all walks of life to learn more about one another, find common ground, inspire curiosity rather than judgment, and provide shared mind empathic experiences that remind us that all people are part of the fabric of humanity. "

 

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Building a Culture of Empathy with The Empathy Effect

 

 

 

 

The Empathy Effect
Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences

Helen Riess, Liz Neporent

 

Forward by Alan Alda

 

Part 1

Chapter 1:  Shared Mind Intelligence

Chapter 2:  How Empathy Works...

Chapter 3:  The Empathy Spectrum

Chapter 4:  The Seven Keys of E.M.P.A.T.H.Y.

Chapter 5:  Who's in , Who's Out...

 

Part  2

Chapter 6:  Growing Up with Empathy

Chapter 7:  The ABCs of Empathy in Educations

Chapter 8: Texts, Screens, and Digital Empathy

Chapter 9:  Empathy, Art and Literature

Chapter 10:  Leaderships and Politics of Empathy

Chapter 11:  Digging Deep for Empathy

Chapter 12:  Self-Empathy


"Empathy is undergoing a new evolution. In a global and interconnected culture, we can no longer afford to identify only with people who seem to be a part of our “tribe.” As Dr. Helen Riess of Harvard Medical School has learned, our capacity for empathy is not just an innate trait—it is also a skill that we can learn and expand. With The Empathy Effect, the leading researcher presents a groundbreaking teaching book to help us learn essential skills for transforming the way we relate to others in any situation."

 

 

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion

"Relating and communicating in the doctor’s office can sometimes be a matter of life or death. Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda is devoting a special series of three shows to doctor-patient relations and how better understanding can be achieved through empathy and deeper listening. First up is Dr. Helen Riess whose research has shown that not only is empathy important to the doctor-patient relationship, but that, when it’s lacking, empathy can be taught."  
 

 

Can Empathy Be Taught? This Clinical Professor Has The Proof
Rimma Boshernitsan
"In her latest book, The Empathy Effect, Helen Riess, the associate clinical professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares her years of scientific investigation into how empathy develops and works throughout the stages of our lives and interconnects us all. It also gives tools for how we cannot only improve our own lives but those around us, even the experience of patients."

 

 

Book Review: The Empathy Effect: 7 NEUROSCIENCE-BASED KEYS for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and CONNECT Across Differences
by D.B. Moone

August 31, 2018
"My Review: When I started reading The Empathy Effect it did not take long for me to realize I was gulping every word like someone who was on the verge of starvation. My first thought was “I don’t want to write a book review, I want to have a conversation with Dr. Riess and Liz Neporent.” Having Alan Alda in the conversation would have been nice, but that would have been risky, particularly if I found myself starstruck and distracted from the conversation I wanted to have. However, the book review must be written."
 

 


 

Panel 24: Moving Medical Culture from Detachment to Empathy,
Jodi Halpern, Helen Riess, Edwin Rutsch  

   

Edwin Rutsch, Director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, hosts a discussion with two of the primary leaders in the movement to transform medical culture from detachment to a culture of empathy.  
 

Jodi Halpern M.D., Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Joint Medical Program and the School of Public Health.  She is author of From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice.  

Helen Riess M.D., Ph.D is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is Chief Technology Officer of Empathetics which offers scientifically based empathy training proven to optimize interpersonal engagement.
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The Baby in the Well, the case against empathy' Response by Helen Riess & Edwin Rutsch
(2013-05-20 - The Baby in the Well,  The case against empathy. New Yorker Magazine)

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Riess & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Health Care