The Compassion Caravan is a national project led by holistic nurses for all of nursing to offer compassion through heart centered presence, holistic communication, networking and focused experiences in self-reflection and healing. As the caravan travels it will have three major events/workshops for nurses. There will also be small meet and greet opportunities for the public to sign The Declaration of Compassion. See schedule.
Compassion is being expressed in response to the high burnout rates in nursing. While other projects work on the legislative level to help improve nurse/patient ratios, The Compassion Caravan invites nurses to be compassionately heard, seen, and supported.
Why now: 2020 is The Year of The Nurse and Midwife, Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday, and the 40th Anniversary of The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).
The Goal is to provide safe venues for compassionate holistic communication, dialogue, brainstorming, and guided reflection. This grass roots national project, whose target audience is nurses, creates a thread of Compassionate Connection as we travel 2,546 miles of the USA.
The Mission of the Compassion Caravan is to bring more compassion into the lives of nurses.
The Vision of the Compassion Caravan is that “small seeds of compassion” will germinate and provide momentum for change in the current health care system and culture.