Global Health Compassion and Respectful Maternal & Newborn Care: Exploring Intersections and Synergies
- Dec 16, 2021 @ 11:00am
- FACE | WHO-GLL
Respect and compassion are increasingly recognized as essential for quality health care and for improving both patient experiences and outcomes as well as provider well-being and resilience. Two recent movements in global health—respectful maternal & newborn care (RMC) and global health compassion (GHC)—emphasize the importance of often unaddressed issues of respect, human dignity, and compassion. Although the aims of RMC and GHC are similar in many respects, these two communities have yet to explore the points of connection between their respective conceptual approaches, goals, or practices. The purpose of this Rounds is to bring these two communities into conversation and explore ways in which they can support and amplify each other’s efforts through greater understanding and alignment.