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Valuing compassion through definition and measurement.

Dewar, Belinda; Pullin, Simon; Tocheris, Ria


Belinda Dewar

Simon Pullin

Ria Tocheris


The Leadership in Compassionate Care programme aims to embed compassionate care in practice and education. This article describes a project within the programme that explores with staff, patients and families the meaning of compassion and how this can be measured. The project has involved developing practice statements from noticing the aspects of compassionate care that work well. Staff were provided with support to consider, develop and implement actions
that would help ensure consistency in developing compassionate care


Dewar, B., Pullin, S., & Tocheris, R. (2011). Valuing compassion through definition and measurement. Nursing Management, 17, 32-37

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-02
Deposit Date Nov 14, 2012
Print ISSN 1354-5760
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Pages 32-37
Keywords Patient satisfaction; Professional-Patient relations; caring;
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