As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 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 inspires audiences to achieve success and overcome adversity.
Healthcare is tough, REALLY tough. Of course, healthcare professionals always want to provide top-notch service; but bureaucracy, policies, time pressures, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual demands of the job can leave employees feeling empty. Marcus gets it. The demands are high, and the stakes are higher. It can make the best caregiver wonder if it’s worth it. How do we provide excellent care when compassion fatigue creeps in? How do we survive the rigors of healthcare without losing humanity? This is exactly what Marcus brings to the table. With the personal and academic background of an expert, an understanding of the REAL humor of healthcare and the heart of a storyteller that leaves an audience reaching for tissues, Marcus ties it all into an absolutely unforgettable presentation. Audiences are inspired, engaged, and reminded of their ”why” in this sacred work. Marcus’ goal is to leave each attendee feeling refreshed and reminded of the important work that YOU do daily! The presentation though will inspire all…not only those in the healthcare field. Marcus speaks of being cared for after a tragic accident, and how it was on “The Other End of the Stethoscope.”
You can see Marcus Engel live and hear his incredible story, along with his experiences being cared for after the accident, by attending a FREE presentation on Friday, August 16th. You will have two opportunities, open to the public, to catch this incredible presentation in Abilene. The first time will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Nichols Education Center (lower level of Learn and Grow Depot – please park in the east lot), 1003 N. Brady or at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene High School Auditorium, 1300 N. Cedar. Free CE credit available for nurses. Educational institutions can benefit from the presentation on disability awareness, prevention, and inspiration on achievement. The presentations are sponsored by Memorial Health System of Abilene.
Marcus Engel, M.S., CPXP, CSP is a Certified Speaking Professional and author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.
Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the city of New York. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-meds the art of “being with.”
Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. He is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All social media information can be found at www.MarcusEngel.com.