'Compassion, in its many manifestations, is the key to rediscovering what lies at the heart of nursing practice all over the world. It is absolutely essential that nurses start to revisit compassion as a central focus for nursing practice…' This user-friendly book adopts a patient-centred approach to care. The challenging theories are grounded in practical applications, encouraging readers to recognise opportunities for change in their daily practice. The book focuses on six key concepts central to compassionate care: A*
Introduction: Compassion in nursing – the key to caring. Empathy and sensitivity. Dignity and respect. Listening and responding. Diversity and cultural competence. Choice and priorities. Empowerment and advocacy. Conclusion: Compassion in nursing – the way forward. Index.