Research indicates that Altruism and Compassion – attributes essentially considered inseparable from medical professionalism – do not always endure and explores the real-time issues medical professionals face at their jobs. Compassion fatigue and burnout are the leading difficulties that cause decreased enthusiasm and motivation in these professionals, eventually leading to decreased employee engagement and patient satisfaction. Committing to science and practice of compassionate care, Charter for Compassion Pakistan launched Compassion in Healthcare, the first of its kind initiative in the world, in July 2018.

CfC Pakistan collaborated with The Aga Khan University Hospital’s Service Line 4, Children’s Hospital, in July 2018, and conducted Compassionate Skills trainings on the Nine Skills of Compassion to enhance mentorship roles of Hospital’s 35 leading personnel, including Head Nurses, Head Doctors, and Admin Staff.

Following the favorable reception in Children’s Hospital, collaboration with The Aga Khan University School of Nursing & Midwifery is underway. CfC also envisions collaborations with more healthcare settings by the year end.