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Book Information

Full Title of Book: The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening.
Short Title of Book: The Compassionate Connection
Author: David Rakel
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Cover: High-Resolution Image
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
Press Contact: Caroline Saine – (US), Mary Jones – (UK)

About the Author

Name: David Rakel
Photo: Low-Resolution Image
Short Bio: David Rakel was founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program. He is now professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He lives with his wife in Albuquerque, NM. They have three grown children.


Baldwin E. Lloyd Clinical Teacher Award
The UW Department of Family Medicine Faculty Excellence Award
The UW Department of Family Medicine Marc Hansen Lecture Award
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher-of-the-Year Award
University of New Mexico Health System, Distinguished Keynote Speaker Award
The American Academy of Family Physicians President’s Award
The Leonard Tow Award for Compassionate Care
Accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Past Publications

Integrative Medicine (1st through 4th editions)
4th edition | 3rd edition | 2nd edition | 1st edition

Textbook of Family Medicine (8th and 9th editions)
9th edition | 8th edition

Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice

Project Health: The Interdisciplinary Team of Salutogenesis of Madison, WI

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