Compassion in nursing: how to develop and maintain your skills and communicate it to patients
It’s an essential part of nursing, but should extend beyond patient care to self-care and compassion for colleagues
- Compassion is essential in nursing care, but managers and organisations need to support staff to implement self-compassion
- COVID-19 has highlighted the need for greater compasion for healthcare workers, but may also have increased ‘compassion fatigue’ among staff
- Tips on how to be a compassionate colleague and create a compassionate workplace environment
Compassion is at the heart of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code, which says that nurses must ‘treat people with kindness, respect and compassion’. It is also one of the 6Cs of nursing.
But what does compassion in nursing
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