Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care
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Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care

David Hunter Lecturer in adult health, University of the West of Scotland, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Jacqueline McCallum Assistant head of department, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Dora Howes Associate professor, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow, Singapore

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the barriers to the provision of compassionate care in emergency departments (EDs). Part one reported findings from doctoral-level research exploring nursing students’ experiences of compassionate care in EDs. Many of the findings related to what the students considered as barriers to the provision of compassionate care in this clinical environment. Six barriers to compassionate care were identified and this article considers them in detail.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2018.e1775

Citation

Hunter D, McCallum J, Howes D (2018) Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2018.e1775

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double‑blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

david.hunter@uws.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 26 July 2018

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