Vancouver Sun

The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life

- Dr. Brian Goldman HarperColl­ins

Emergency-room doctor and host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art, Brian Goldman worries his capacity for empathy has been eroded by too many years in the ER. So he embarks on a globe-trotting journey of discovery, interviewi­ng some of the kindest people in the world, along with experts who can shed light on what makes empathetic people tick. Goldman’s scattergun approach doesn’t always hit the mark. But along the way, he picks up some fascinatin­g facts about criminal minds, Japanese robots and nursing home staff who practise a unique form of empathy.

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