Exploring compassion: implications for contemporary nursing. Part 2.

  title={Exploring compassion: implications for contemporary nursing. Part 2.},
  author={Collette Straughair},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={239-40, 242-4}
A range of contemporary political and professional literature endorse the principle of compassion in nursing as a core and underpinning philosophy fundamental to the profession. However, despite pledges to ensure that compassion lies at the heart of nursing, the concept has not been clearly defined. It is evident that uncovering the true meaning is complex and challenging owing to its subjective nature. In light of this, several implications must be considered. Effective student nurse… CONTINUE READING

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