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Rose Gallacher Staff nurse, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s understanding of mindfulness and self-compassion and how they can enhance compassionate care

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article explored how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance nurses’ ability to provide compassionate care. It emphasised that nurses should be aware of the relationship between caring for others and caring for themselves to enable them to support patients effectively.

Nursing Standard. 32, 16-19, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.16.64.s38

This reflective account is based on NS877 Barratt C (2017) Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care. Nursing Standard. 31, 21, 55-62. rcni.com/mindfulness-care

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