Gratitude in Health Care “Survival Kit” and Article
Client: Greater Good Science Center
Date: January 2018
Skills: Research, Writing, Graphic Design
The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. I had the honor of working with them as part of their “Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude” initiative, a collaboration with the John Templeton Foundation, to explore ways to raise awareness about the benefits of gratitude in health care settings. I held conversations with leaders from several leading health care organizations who were involved in efforts to enhance patient and employee well-being through the practice of gratitude. Those conversations, as well as several convenings on the subject, resulted in the creation of a toolkit — a Gratitude in Health Care “Survival Kit” — aimed at supporting health care organizations in these efforts to spread gratitude. Additionally, I wrote an article summarizing key findings from my conversations which was shared on the Greater Good Science Center’s magazine website. A link to the article is provided below (which links to the toolkit). Or you can view the toolkit separately on this web page.