Compassion in Healthcare Conference NZ 2019

Compassion is central to the caring of our patients. However, are we truly compassionate and experienceing compassion satisfaction.  Compassion drives you to want to do something about another person's suffering or problem, to step in and help.  difficult patients, feeling fatigued and toxic environments drive compassion down.  Pathological perfectionism makes a practitioner focus excessively on one's unrelenting clincial standards and not really the patient.  burnout will mean that almost 50% of helath practitioners are unable to provide compassion.  Lack of cmpassion is frequently mentioned as a factor in Health and disability Commissioner complaint reports.

Dr Tony Fernando is a psychiatrist, sleep specialist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He has published academic papers in sleep medicine, mindfulness and medical compassion. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards by medical students and the faculty of medicine in Auckland. In 2012, he was awarded by President Aquino of the Philippines for his services to sleep medicine and medical education.

In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand for his work on doctor’s wellbeing. In January of 2017, he received temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He is in the final stages of his PhD at the University of Auckland, studying compassion in medicine. Recently, he started a weekly mindfulness and emotional balance programme for inmates at Mt Eden Correctional Facility in Auckland.

Event Properties

Event Date 16-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 17-03-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-12-2018
Individual Price Visit conference website for pricing.
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Sponsors Banner

ADA supports...

  • Fizz Free Whanau
  • Family Teeth Matters
  • Smiles for the Pacific
Auckland Dental Association 1/195 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland. Phone: 09 580 0081 Email:   
Proudly supported by Colgate, Straumann, Ivoclar Vivadent3M, Henry Schein, GSK