Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN,
is a nurse educator working in end-of-life care with a background in grief counseling. Tino has degrees in nursing and multicultural spirituality, has taught postgraduate nursing courses, and is the co-developer of the Healthy Empathy® program.
Multiple studies confirm that health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care and achieve greater patient/client satisfaction. However, empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and anyone who provides caregiving. In addition to the many other challenges, they must make sure that their empathy is intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and most of all, healthy.