Facilitator

Dr Julian Abel

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Dr Julian Abel is a retired palliative care physician, Director of Compassionate Communities UK  author and podcaster.

Over the last decade, he’s become increasingly interested in the impact of compassion being the basis of human relationships and he’s applied this in healthcare, in communities and beyond.

The Compassionate Communities Project in Frome has seen groundbreaking results in healthcare. These formed the subject matter of the book he c0-wrote, The Compassion Project (2020). Julian has developed compassionate community projects in both palliative care and healthcare in general in local, regional, national and international settings.

His podcast, Survival of the Kindest, looks at the results of the presence and absence of compassion in a wide variety of settings.

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