"This institution of my native state, the Hobby of my old age, will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind, to explore and to expose every subject susceptible of it's contemplation."
- Thomas Jefferson to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy, 26 December 1820
PURPOSE & VISION
The purpose is to cultivate a resilient and compassionate healthcare workforce—locally, regionally, and nationally— through innovative educational and experiential programs. Our vision is to have safe and high functioning healthcare environments with healthy and happy healthcare professionals and where heart and humanness are valued and embodied.
What is compassionate care at UVA?
Can compassion be taught? UVa Nursing's all volunteer army of nurses, physicians, administrators, professors and students are learning concrete ways to insert compassion into every patient interaction -- and they're bolstering their own resilience in the process.