Read this in your best British accent because I feel it adds emphasis deserved, "The US is actually ten years behind in empathy based practices".
Let this sink in. America is ten YEARS behind Europe when referring to empathy in hospitals. This means hospitals all over the globe are caring for patients in a kinder, gentler, more humanistic way that we're unlikely to put into practice for ten years? This doesn't sit well with me. I believe our patients and families deserve more.
The above words came from a highly intelligent member of the medical community visiting from the UK who discovered the fabulous Woombie Med Pods at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference in Chicago this year. He said, "These belong in Europe!" And, we currently have interest in Woombie Med Pods from countries all over the globe!
But, being an American based company, we want you to see what we see (and what they see). Woombie Med Pods are not your average "swaddle sacks". In fact, we toyed with refusing to call them that at all. These are Developmental Care Products meant to support patients and families psychosocially.
Chelsea Vail, MA, CCLS, Newborn Care Specialist and contributing inventor of Woombie Med Pods.