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Religion, Spirituality, and Compassionate Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Ronald Lacro

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Boyle, Brian. The Patient Experience: The Importance of Care, Communication, and Compassion in the Hospital Room. USA: Skyphorse Publishin Inc., 2015. 

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Other Resources

"Atul Gawande, MD, MPH speaks about compassionate healthcare," The Schwartz Center for Compassioante Healthcare, 2015,

"Compassion in Health Care," the Dalai Lama with members of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN: 2016,

"Extended Interview: Dr. Christina Puchalski," Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, 2016,