Constantly changing policies
Increasing bureaucratic regulations
These are just a few of the challenges health care providers face every day;
Challenges that limit the ability to provide excellent patient care.
After being blinded and suffering catastrophic injuries at the hands of a drunk driver, Marcus Engel witnessed health care from the other end of the stethoscope. Through 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery, and years of hospitalization, rehab and recovery, Marcus witnessed firsthand, the good, the bad and the ugly of patient care.
Marcus’ insights will give health care providers new and essential strategies to rediscover the magic and compassion between caregiver and patient.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with nursing again!
"With over 20 years of experience in medical education, I wish I had this book to share with every resident I taught. Marcus has cut right to the chase, and provides a perspective on medical care that every physician, nurse, and allied health professional should hear."
Norma Stephens Hannigan, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC
“Without a doubt, Marcus is one of the best speakers in the area of healthcare I have ever heard. I recommend him to anyone looking for to inspire new healthcare professionals, seasoned health professionals or anyone facing adversity (and that would be all of us!)”
Terri Seidel, RN
"Marcus' book is a powerful reminder of why we do what we do, and how the tools of communication, compassion and caring make all the difference.”
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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