Course: Caring with Compassion

A reflection course to foster well-being in child abuse medical providers

Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F, is a board certified child abuse pediatrician, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and a CHAMP Mentor. She is a published researcher on the topics of child neglect, physical abuse, secondary traumatic stress and provider well-being, and has created education materials regarding Trauma-Informed Care. She also leads regional and national efforts in medical provider wellness. As a long-standing yoga and meditation practitioner and Reiki Master, she brings a holistic view to her work from a lens of compassion for all. She is a certified Facilitator of Trauma Sensitive Yoga and has been offering this practice to address medical workplace traumatic stress. Her narrative medicine essays, which reflect compassion in her work, can be found on LITMED, an online magazine for arts and literature in medicine.