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.

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Positive Impacts
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

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MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

Dr. Barry Kerzin

photo: P. Blakely

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 the practitioner 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 through exploring this website.

With gratitude,
Dr. Barry Kerzin

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UPCOMING EVENTS

may

7mayAll DayMINDFULNESS, RESILIENCE, COMPASSION, AND MEANING: PREVENTING BURNOUTPittsburgh, PA - USA

8mayAll DayMINDFULNESS, RESILIENCE, COMPASSION, AND MEANING: PREVENTING BURNOUTPittsburgh, PA - USA

9may8:00 am- 10:00 amFUTURE OF HEALTHCAREPittsburgh, PA - USA

10mayAll DayMINDFULNESS, RESILIENCE, COMPASSION, AND MEANING: PREVENTING BURNOUTPittsburgh, PA - USA

11mayAll DayMINDFULNESS, RESILIENCE, COMPASSION, AND MEANING: PREVENTING BURNOUTPittsburgh, PA - USA

june

2jun3:00 pm- 6:30 pmWISDOM & COMPASSIONLos Angeles

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