However the frank reality is that given the pressures of the modern medical career we often do not pick up on the verbal or non-verbal cues that our patients are giving us.

New study shows doctors miss many chances to show compassion - Bedside Manner - HealthTalk

Compassion is often listed as a core value of Catholic Healthcare Institutions.

The study cited for this article was done at a VA hospital. I wonder what would happen if the same study was done in a faith-based hospital?

More importantly, how can mission leaders (and other administrators) nurture cultures of compassion in our institutions?

Michael Miller, Jr.