Joint DFCM-Psychiatry Rounds June 7, 2019-Dr Brian Goldman

The Power of Kindness:
A Personal and Professional Search

These rounds are sponsored by the University of Toronto Departments of: Family and Community Medicine; Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities, and Education Scholarship (PHES);  the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities.


Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP 

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,

followed by a book signing of “The Power of Kindness”.

Dr. Brian Goldman is a staff emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is author of three Canadian bestselling books. His latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life, his personal and professional search for empathy inside his brain, his heart and around the world

 Learning Objectives:

  • * Define the key parts of empathy and distinguish them from sympathy
  • * List personal and system factors that detract from empathy in health care
  • * Develop ways to be more empathic on the job


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