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Speaking for ourselves

01 September 2003

Nursing Older People


The improvement of the quality of life for older people is high on the agenda of national and local government, funding bodies, the health service and a large number...

Cultivating compassionate care

24 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The term compassion is at the forefront of current healthcare policy, yet its meaning and how it can be realised in practice is far from clear. This article debates...

A critical analysis of Compassion in Practice

06 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Compassion in Practice is a policy introduced in England to develop a culture of compassionate practice among healthcare staff. There is widespread recognition and...

Valuing compassion through definition and measurement

02 February 2011

Nursing Management


The Leadership in Compassionate Care programme aims to embed compassionate care in practice and education. This article describes a project within the programme that...

Enhancing partnerships with relatives in care settings

18 June 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aims of this project were to implement guidance that sought to involve carers of older people in decision-making processes, and to promote practice...