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Goodwin College Hosts The Other End of the Stethoscope with Marcus Engel, October 18

On Tuesday, October 18, Goodwin College welcomes back to its campus inspirational speaker and best-selling author Marcus Engel, whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellence in healthcare. He has presented to tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in nursing schools to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

Two sessions of The Other End of the Stethoscope, open to the public and free of charge, are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Goodwin College auditorium, One Riverside Drive in East Hartford. For more information about the event, please contact Janice Watts, Nursing Department Chair, at 860-727-6919 or jwatts@goodwin.edu.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, more than 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Engel witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care. He has authored four books and is at work on a fifth, Narrative Nursing, designed to help lead nurses into using proven techniques and therapeutic resources for dealing with the effects of compassion fatigue and avoiding burnout. His previous books include After This…An Inspirational Journey For All The Wrong Reasons; The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care; I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care; and Everyday Inspiration. In 2010, “The Drop” a short film based on Engels’ memoir was released and can be viewed for free at www.TheDropMovie.com.

Engel and his wife, Marvelyne, are the co-founders of the I’m Here Movement, a 501(c)3, which is changing the culture of care with two simple words. Engel holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. He lives in Orlando with Marvelyne and his Seeing Eye dog, Garrett. Engel calls himself a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All information on connecting can be discovered at www.MarcusEngel.com.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. Please note that recording of the presentation is not permitted. Mr. Engel has select times for press conversation, before and during his visit to Goodwin. Appointments may be coordinated with Taylor Lunin of the I’m Here Movement at 727-364-3030 or Rob Muirhead, Goodwin College Media Relations Coordinator, at rmuirhead@goodwin.edu. Download Flyer.