I'm Here ~ Compassionate Communication in Patient Careby Marcus Engel
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Modern medical technology helps patients recover faster than any other time in history. However, the human interaction between patient and care giver is still the essential foundation of healing. “I’m Here” is a personal narrative from the patient’s perspective. Filled with practical advice, packed with humor and overflowing with appreciation, Marcus Engel encourages health care professionals to practice compassionate communications in all its forms.
Professional speaker and author Marcus Engel is considered an expert in communicating the patient’s perspective, and inspiring health care professionals to excellence. Marcus speaks from the heart. After being blinded and suffering catastrophic injuries at the hands of a drunk driver, he endured years of hospitalization, rehab and recovery. Marcus is the author of “After This… An Inspirational Journey for All the Wrong Reasons” and “The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care.”
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Meet the Author
Marcus Engel is a professional speaker and author whose customized messages inspire, impact and influence audiences. As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus remained committed to his goal of recapturing life. This powerful story is customized for each individual audience and always includes the basis of overcoming adversity, commitment to higher goals, honoring health care professionals and embracing the truly important aspects of life. Marcus’ keynotes have been witnessed by tens of thousands of audience members from elementary school students to CEOs, faith based organizations to some of the country’s top rated universities and colleges. No matter where audience members are personally or professionally, there is something for everyone!
In 2006, Marcus released his current best selling book, “After This…An Inspirational Journey for All the Wrong Reasons” and “The Other End Of The Stethoscope: 33 Insights For Excellent Patient Care.” “I’m Here: Compassionate Communication In Patient Care” was released in 2010 and a journey into fiction, “Open,” a nursing novella, written with Amy Glenn-Vega was completed in 2011. Institutions such as Union College, Columbia University, Clemson University and Missouri Baptist Hospital continue to use Marcus’ books as required reading for students and health care professionals. Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. He and his wife, Marvelyne, along with Marcus’ Seeing Eye dog, Garrett, divide their time between Manhattan and Orlando, Florida.
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