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Compassionate care

Alison Moore Third-year nursing student, University of the West of England, Bristol

A CPD helped Alison Moore examine her experience of the role of compassion in delivering person-centred care

While working as a healthcare assistant caring for patients with dementia, as well as on placements as a nursing student, I have seen how important it is to listen to what a patient is saying and to watch their body language. By taking time to do this, nurses can develop therapeutic relationships with patients, promoting compassionate care.

Nursing Standard. 28, 28,61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.03.28.28.61.s51