Talk with a Doc: Dr. David Shlim on Pragmatism, Compassion, Community During COVID-19

 Compassion has long guided Dr. David Shlim’s medical career. In fact, he is the co-author of a book focusing on just that. Shlim wrote Medicine and Compassion with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama.…
Hand-Touching Coronavirus

by | Mar 23, 2020 | COVID-19, Health, News

Dr. David Shlim says people in Jackson should feel positive about the steps they are taking now to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. (courtesy photo)

Compassion has long guided Dr. David Shlim’s medical career. In fact, he is the co-author of a book focusing on just that. Shlim wrote Medicine and Compassion with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama. The book offers guidance on what it means to provide empathetic care. And it’s not just for medical providers. Teachers, parents of children with special needs, and those of us caring for elderly parents can all derive meaning from Medicine and Compassion.

Shlim, former chairman of the Teton District Board of Health, is also an expert in travel medicine. He has been at the forefront of research on illnesses from typhoid fever and hepatitis to rabies. 

Given the good doctor’s expertise researching illness and Shlim’s focus on compassionate care, KHOL brought him into the studio to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. His is a positive, empathetic voice that cuts through some of the uncertainty many of us are feeling right now.

 

 

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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