Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

Here I share an article, with some minor changes, that I initially published on LinkedIn. See this important video of a Law Enforcement Officer assaulting a hospital patient.  Click here for the article/video. The important topics of ethical intervention and bystander mobilization are made obvious in the video footage, specifically, by their conspicuous absence. Note how the video came from one Police Officer who was … Continue reading Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals

Empathy in Public Safety & Law Enforcement

One doesn’t often hear the word “empathy” coming out of most Public Safety or Law Enforcement settings.  This is not that important, though, since what is important is that Public Safety and Law Enforcement professionals use empathy.  And they do. Wikipedia defines empathy as “the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the … Continue reading Empathy in Public Safety & Law Enforcement

Doctors Lose Empathy the Same Way Police Officers Do

Please see this great post (link is also at the bottom of this post) from Gary Klugiewicz where he includes a link for a useful Radio Health Journal audio post and a YouTube link.  The post addresses how all Contact Professionals, including Doctors, must take care of themselves to keep their needed empathy intact and functional. Doctors lose empathy the same way police officers do   Continue reading Doctors Lose Empathy the Same Way Police Officers Do