A Stage III+ throat cancer survivor, Lee Tomlinson shares intimacy and urgency in his experience with a healthcare system so lacking in compassion it had him considering suicide, and how one simple moment of compassion from a physician saved his life.
Lee's book; Compassion Heals: From Self-Care to Healthcare serves as a reminder to all of us, but especially to those working in healthcare—the doctors, nurses, caretakers, administrators—of the necessity of providing treatment equally competent and compassionate to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
Through compelling, scientific evidence and deeply moving personal experiences, Lee explores:
Lee Tomlinson is an entertainment industry executive, TEDx presenter, keynote speaker, and advanced cancer survivor. His journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and into remission is a testament to the importance of compassion in healthcare and the potentially devastating consequences when it is absent. As founder of the CARE Effect Movement, his mission is to promote the “heart, science, and business of compassion.”