Compassion and Caring in Nursing

Author: Claire Chambers

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  • ISBN: 9781846192876
  • Author: Claire Chambers
  • Publ Date: 2009-04-25
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  • Pages: 232
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 16454


'Compassion in its many manifestations is the key to rediscovering what lies at the heart of nursing practice all over the world. It is absolutely essential that nurses start to revisit compassion as a central focus for nursing practice...' This user-friendly book adopts a patient-centred approach to care. The challenging theories are grounded in practical applications encouraging readers to recognise opportunities for change in their daily practice. The book focuses on six key concepts central to compassionate care: . Empathy and sensitivity . Dignity and respect . Listening and responding . Diversity and cultural competence . Choice and priorities . Empowerment and advocacy Case studies and points for discussion are used throughout to aid comprehension with chapter overviews and an index for quick reference. Suitable for group or individual learning Compassion and Caring in Nursing is highly recommended for all nurses carers and health visitors. It is also ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students who wish to develop their skills in patient-centred care.


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