The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
Cynda Hylton Rushton & Anthony Back: Transcending Burnout: New Narratives for Caregivers
As a complement to the coincident professional training program for clinicians, Being With Dying, Cynda Hylton Rushton and Anthony Back discuss healthy narratives for caregivers. What is burnout and how is it increasingly affecting so many caregivers and by extension their patients? How can we cultivate a practice which both strengthens compassion and consequently allows us to become more effective caregivers? Cynda and Tony discuss a range of transcendent narratives and related compassion-based tools which empower caregivers. Tony offers a powerful narrative: “The challenges are inevitable; I know my values; I can make wise choices; I have the tools and capacity, and I know how to renew myself.”
Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics and Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics and...
Anthony Back, MD
Dr. Back is Director of Palliative Care at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, an outpatient consultation service, and Professor of Medicine/Oncology at the University of Washington. His academic...