Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care
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Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care

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

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors that enable and support delivery of compassionate care in emergency departments (EDs). Part one reported findings from doctoral-level research that explored nursing students’ experiences of compassionate care in EDs, while part two considered the barriers to such care identified by the students. This article highlights and celebrates the ways in which emergency nurses provide compassionate care despite the challenges they face.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2018.e1776

Citation

Hunter D, McCallum J, Howes D (2018) Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2018.e1776

Peer review

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

Correspondence

david.hunter@uws.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 09 October 2018

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