Compassion from a palliative care perspective.

  title={Compassion from a palliative care perspective.},
  author={A. Zapata Fernando and Conor W Rea and Phillipa Jean Malpas},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={131 1468},
BACKGROUND Compassion is a core virtue in medicine and lies at the heart of good medical care. It connects us to each other and reflects our need for relationships with others. AIM Our aim is to explore how palliative care patients perceive, understand and experience compassion from health professionals, and to inform clinical practice. METHODS Seven hospice managers in the North Island of New Zealand were contacted and invited to join the study. Twenty participants expressed a desire to… CONTINUE READING
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