Brian Murphy


Doctors are people too and compassion is a two way street..I had to show my own healing by showing empathy and compassions for doctors. ” 



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Micro Moments of Connection and Compassion

What does one do when one loses a loved one to medical error? What lessons can come out of a tragedy? Brian Murphy, educator, author, and founder of The Quinn Murphy Foundation, shares a complex moment of loss, and the lesson from a micro-moment.

About Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is a father, husband, principal, and the president of the Quin Murphy Foundation. He is the author of Losing Quin, a book about the unexpected and tragic loss of his son, Quin, who passed away at the age of 16 due to a misdiagnosed illness. Not satisfied, he analyzed the medical records where he found that his had been diagnosed wrongly and ignored by doctors. Through careful research, Murphy uncovered countless cases of medical malpractice and the mercenary practices of medical corporations. In Losing Quin, Brian documents his shocking discoveries, not as an act of revenge against the medical establishment, but to create conscience of this problem, honor his son by sharing the power of forgiveness and give a compassionate perspective that redefines how to face situations that bring unexpected tragedies. Brian resides in Chula Vista, California, with his wife Laurie and daughter Brianthe.

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