Compassion and caring are at the very heart of nursing – possibly that’s why you were attracted to the nursing profession in the first place. But what does compassionate caring really mean in nursing practice?
Compassion, Caring and Communication: Skills for Nursing Practice is a practical book that guides you through the complex dimensions of caring. It considers the ways in which you connect with patients, families and co-workers, and the long-lasting impact of emotions and feelings. Using real-life narratives, case studies and reflection activities, the authors demonstrate how you can develop and maintain the empathy and communication skills you need to create effective, compassionate and caring partnerships.
New to the second edition:
'Nursing is an art and a science, born out of caring and nurtured in practice. This book offers an important, creative approach to understanding more about the nature and development of compassionate nursing care, at a time of particular pressures and changes in the health care sector.' – Professor Kathleen McCourt, Dean of the School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University, and Chair of the RCN Council
1. Creating a Caring Discourse 2. Caring as a Two-Way Process of Giving and Receiving 3. Caring with Compassion 4. Bonds, Boundaries and Balance in the Emotional World of Nursing 5. Creating Caring Partnerships with Service Users and their Families 6. Transformative Learning: Being and Becoming 7. Promoting a Culture of Caring 8. The BOND Framework of Compassionate Care 9. Looking Back and Moving Forward Appendix: Themes and Caring Indicators