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Inspiring senior nurses to lead the delivery of compassionate care

26 September 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

The enabling compassionate care in practice programme was an innovative development programme for bands 6 and 7 nurses working with older people in all settings. It...

Raising awareness to support people with dementia in hospital

01 June 2013

Nursing Older People

Feature

One quarter of patients in UK hospitals has dementia and the number is growing. This article explores initiatives at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in...

Measuring compassionate care: views of healthcare staff

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To explore healthcare professionals' views of measuring compassionate care. Method Method As part of a grounded theory study participants, who were...

How to address the communication needs of older patients with hearing loss

30 June 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Hearing loss is a common problem in older people and may have a negative effect on their care while in hospital, as well as resulting in significant cost to the NHS....

Achieving safe staffing for older people in hospital

27 May 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Hospitals provide care for older people who are the frailest, most acutely ill and have the most complex needs, yet older people’s wards in many hospitals are poorly...

Compassion through human connection

11 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Features

NHS Lothian and Napier University in Edinburgh are collaborating on a programme to ensure compassion becomes an integral characteristic of nursing education,...

Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Research suggests that the development of mindfulness and self-compassion may help to improve the well-being and resilience of professionals and students in the...

Evaluating the VERA framework for communication

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an evaluation of the use of the VERA (validation, emotion, reassurance, activity) framework for communication in a practice development unit...

Developing and maintaining compassionate care in nursing

20 September 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

Compassionate care is a fundamental aspect of nursing, and is an important value that is embedded in nurses’ professional standards and codes of practice. However,...

Enhancing compassionate care: recommendations for practice

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Several public inquiries have identified systemic issues in some healthcare settings in the UK. Such findings indicate that it is necessary for multidisciplinary...