Not just wisdom – but
LOVE & COMPASSION
The Altruism in Medicine Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand through scientific research how altruism and positive mental states bring about good mental and physical health. Based on this understanding we are introducing altruism as a core practice of medicine to be taught during medical education. Through collaborations, our goal is to relieve human suffering and advance wellbeing of all people including patients and their healthcare providers.
of compassionate care:
- reduced cases of mental illness amongst health practitioners
- statistically significant increase in patient longevity
- enhancement of healing processes in physical and mental illnesses
- increased trust in the overall medical system
- protecting the overall health of medical professionals
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Greetings! Welcome to Altruism in Medicine Institute. Please enter the world of love and compassion. Altruism is a win-win situation for the recipient as well as the practitioner. As medical illness is intimately related to emotions and attitudes, it becomes central to healing for medical professionals to have a good attitude and balanced emotions. Resting in the present moment benefits our health. Meditation develops this. Emotional balance is fostered by forgiveness, healthy self-confidence (neither putting ourself nor others down), tolerance, and gratitude. Synchronizing our body and mind makes us happy and brings a fuller sense of meaning to our lives. Come inside our world. I invite you to discover our work of guiding and educating medical practitioners in the principles of altruism and compassion through exploring this website.
Dr. Barry Kerzin