Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care
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Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care

Caroline Barratt Lecturer, University of Essex, Colchester, England

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 healthcare setting. This is reflected in the growth of mindfulness training for these individuals. Mindfulness is an important aspect of self-compassion, and healthcare professionals should be aware of the need to care for themselves when caring for others. This article explores the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion and their relationship with, and ability to enhance, compassionate care.

Nursing Standard. 31, 21, 55-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10671

Correspondence

barrattc@essex.ac.uk

Peer review

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

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 23 August 2016

Accepted: 04 November 2016

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