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Developing and maintaining compassionate care in nursing

20 September 2017

Nursing Standard


Compassionate care is a fundamental aspect of nursing, and is an important value that is embedded in nurses’ professional standards and codes of practice. However,...

Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

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...

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...

How Schwartz rounds can be used to combat compassion fatigue

01 July 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Hospice nurses were the first to have some of their experiences described as ‘compassion fatigue’ but this term can now be applied to all nursing staff in clinical...

Conveying compassion through attention to the essential ordinary

09 July 2009

Nursing Older People


Aim To discover some of the means by which nurses let older people know that they sense their suffering and are willing to try to relieve or at least reduce it....

Do unto others...

04 November 2008

Nursing Standard


Recognition of shared humanity is vital in preventing abuse and harm of patients.

Providing comfort and support to older people

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse


This article reports on a scheme run by Age UK at Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex, to help support emergency department (ED) staff with the care of older people. The...

The experience of care for people affected by mesothelioma

11 March 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This article reports on an analysis of patient and carer free-text comments received in response to the first National Mesothelioma Experience Survey conducted in...

Family caregivers’ compassion fatigue in long-term facilities

01 May 2010

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the presence of compassion fatigue in family carers who assist staff with care of older relatives in long-term settings....

Emotional intelligence and its role in recruitment of nursing students

05 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article considers the concept of emotional intelligence and how it can be used in the recruitment and development of nursing students. The links between...