The Compassion Salon presents Dr Lesley Morrison and Dr Fiona Philippi in conversation.
Wednesday 16th March 2022
Self-care and self-compassion are vital to staying healthy and fulfilled. But how do we make time for both at times of stress? For healthcare workers during the pandemic, finding the time for self-care can seem an impossible task.
In this salon, Lesley and Fiona explored compassionate ways of thinking about healthcare, for both professionals and their patients. Their discussion examined the benefits of holistic healthcare, viewing health as an interaction of physical, mental, environmental and spiritual wellbeing.
Dr Lesley Morrison
Lesley is a retired GP who has always been committed to holistic healthcare and believes in the power of the arts and humanities to affect health. She is a trustee of Medact and believes that health professionals’ role in planetary health (one health) can also contribute to their own wellbeing. She is a co-editor of “Tools of the Trade”, the little book of poetry gifted to all Scottish medical graduates and designed to offer support and nurture creativity.
Lesley is the author of The Wellbeing Toolkit for Doctors: A Supportive Guide to Help Everyone Working in Healthcare. Lesley’s book is available to purchase from our bookshop.org store.
Dr Fiona Philippi
Fiona is Acting Head of Researcher Development and Head of Doctoral Education at the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh. Her work is underpinned by a strong belief in creating frameworks to enable researchers to take ownership of their development and to look after themselves and others. She has a PhD in politics from UCL, has worked in several countries and in public and private higher education.