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Compassion and Caring in Nursing

'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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Introduction: Compassion in nursing - the key to caring. Empathy and sensitivity. Dignity and respect. Listening and responding. Diversity and cultural competence. Choice and priorities. Empowerment and advocacy. Conclusion: Compassion in nursing - the way forward. Index.


'This easy to read and comprehend book is suitable for group or individual learning. The chapter case studies promote thought-provoking discussion. Compassion and caring, as well as their lack, are clearly demonstrated throughout. The book is very well written and should be on the shelves of all nurses and others who care for patients...5 Stars' DOODY'S REVIEW SERVICE "Reasserts the case for putting care and compassion at the heart of nursing. It will be a valuable resource for any undergraduate nursing course, clinical stuff group or individual practitioner needing some inspiration...I strongly recommend this book." NURSING STANDARD

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