As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus 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. In 2010, “The Drop” a short film based on Marcus’ memoir was released and can be viewed for free at www.TheDropMovie.com.
Marcus is the co-founder of the I’m Here Movement, a 501(c)3, which is changing the culture of care with two simple words. Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University (2000) and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City (2012.) He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Garrett. Marcus is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with health care professionals nationwide. All information on connecting can be discovered at www.MarcusEngel.com.
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“I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care”