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Compassion in Nursing

Theory, Evidence and Practice

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29 July 2016

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Compassion has become a prominent issue in health policy and practice and the recommendations of the Francis Report and the Berwick Review emphasised the need for compassion in care. This timely and important text book...

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Compassion has become a prominent issue in health policy and practice and the recommendations of the Francis Report and the Berwick Review emphasised the need for compassion in care. This timely and important text book provides a valuable resource for practicing and student nurses which examines compassion in depth, but from a real world perspective. It appreciates and discusses the emotional labour of care and the realities of practice which can make 'caring' and 'having compassion' feel like a difficult and impossible task.

This is an essential guide for those seeking clarity and depth in the analysis of compassion in contemporary nursing. Whether on a pre-qualifying undergraduate degree or an experienced practitioner, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in creating a compassionate health service.

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  • Concentrates solely on compassion and care in nursing to create a strong focused text
  • Truly reflects realities of practice 
  • Provides policy perspectives on compassion
  • Analyses the historical roots of the concept of compassion
  • Examines compassion in a contemporary nursing context, including patients? perspectives
  • Looks at the organisation of services to deliver compassion
  • Explores approaches to supporting staff to provide compassionate care
  • Includes contributions from a range of authors who are experts in the particular dimensions of compassion, bringing together their research, experiences and guidance

Introduction: The Context of Compassion.- 1. Compassion in Care-the Policy Response.- 2. Compassion as a Philosophical and Theological Concept
3. Compassion in Nursing: A Concept Analysis.- 4. What Compassion Means: the Person and Family Perspective
5. Healthcare Culture and Intelligent Kindness in Practice
6. The Components of Compassion.- 7. Improving Patients' Experience: The Point of Care Programme 2007-2014.- 8. The Emotional Labour of Nursing.- 9. Managing for Compassion.- 10. Restorative Supervision-Implications for Nursing
11. Compassion, Emotional Labour, and Public Service in the United States.- Conclusion: What Next for Compassion in Nursing?

“Exploring the concept of compassion in nursing practice, this book examines compassionate care, the culture of compassion, and its connectedness with quality healthcare. … The audience is nurses in all aspects of the profession: education, practice, and research. Compassion in nursing is relevant in nursing curriculum to educate and mentor students. … The book is useful to nursing managers exploring a culture rich in compassionate care and meaningful support and advocacy of its nursing professionals.” (Kathy M. Forrest, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2018)
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Dr Alistair Hewison is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has undertaken a number of roles including Head of the School of Health Sciences, Head of Nursing and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He has published widely on nursing, management and policy in scholarly journals and book chapters.
 
Yvonne Sawbridge is Senior Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has enjoyed a wide and varied career across all aspects of the NHS. Before joining the University of Birmingham she was Director of Quality and Nursing in a large PCT involved responsibility for a range of portfolios. She has worked closely with...

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Dr Alistair Hewison is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has undertaken a number of roles including Head of the School of Health Sciences, Head of Nursing and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He has published widely on nursing, management and policy in scholarly journals and book chapters.
 
Yvonne Sawbridge is Senior Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has enjoyed a wide and varied career across all aspects of the NHS. Before joining the University of Birmingham she was Director of Quality and Nursing in a large PCT involved responsibility for a range of portfolios. She has worked closely with practice based commissioners; local authority partners-particularly in the Children's Trust and Adult and Children's Safeguarding Boards and several providers both statutory and third sector, such as local Hospices. She has also presented at numerous conferences to both clinical and managerial audiences.



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