Care, compassion and communication
Jacqueline Bloomfield Senior lecturer/director of pre-registration programmes, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Anne Pegram Lecturer, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London, England
Care, compassion and effective communication are essential elements of nursing, which must be demonstrated by all nurses and nursing students. These requirements form the basis of the first essential skills cluster, which stipulates key skills and behaviours that must be demonstrated to meet the standards for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This article discusses the core aspects of compassionate care and effective communication and, in doing so, uses examples to demonstrate their use within nursing.
Nursing Standard. 29, 25,45-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.25.45.e7653Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 03 March 2013
Accepted: 25 March 2013