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Culture of Empathy Builder:   Walter Osika


Walter Osika and Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

Walter Osika MD, PhD, works as a stress researcher and his research profile is "neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular measures in childhood and adulthood". He has primarily studied self assessed psychological health and cardiovascular regulation in children. He is also participating in epidemiological studies of early exposures and later outcomes in terms of psychiatric and cardiovascular disease, as well as in studies of burn out patients and of autonomic regulation in relation to hearing and cognition." 
Walter is researching how compassion relates to stress and is part of a group that is setting up a Swedish version of the The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education located in Stanford University.



Walter Osika and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion





The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions - Walter Osika, M.D., Ph.D.
"The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions, which took place July 19th to 22nd in Telluride Colorado, was the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into compassion. The conference convened a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research. This talk was part of panel Self-Report Autonomic and Behavioral Measures of Compassion by Walter Osika, M.D., Ph.D."