A research-based mantra for compassionate caring

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Terry, L., Newham, R., Atherley, S., Hahessy, S., Babenko-Mould, Y., Evans, M., Ferguson, K., Carr, G. and Cedar, S. 2017. A research-based mantra for compassionate caring. Nurse Education Today. 58, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.07.012
AuthorsTerry, L., Newham, R., Atherley, S., Hahessy, S., Babenko-Mould, Y., Evans, M., Ferguson, K., Carr, G. and Cedar, S.
Abstract

Background: The United Kingdom introduced the Six C′s strategy to help address deficits in approaching nursing
care in a compassionate and caring manner.

Objective: To identify the book, article, poem, film or play that most influenced nurse educators' understanding
of care and compassion and to articulate a clearer understanding of compassionate caring.

Design: A qualitative study applying discourse analysis to respondents' questionnaires and their nominated
narrative.

Settings and Participants: 41 nurse educators working in 5 universities in the UK (n =3), Republic of Ireland and
Canada participated. 39 items (10 books, 2 journal articles, 10 poems, 15 films and 2 plays) were nominated.

Findings: The desire to understand others and how to care compassionately characterised choices. Three main
themes emerged. Abandonment of, and failure to see, the suffering person was evident in 25 narratives.
Connecting with others was shown in 25 narratives as being able to truly seeing the other person. Comforting
others was supported by 37 narratives with examples of kindness and compassion.

Conclusion: Published narratives are valuable in developing compassionate responses. An annotated list is
provided with suggestions for educational uses to help develop compassionate caring in student nurses.
Compassionate, caring nurses recognise that patients need them to "See who I am; Be present with me; Do not abandon me."

Year2017
JournalNurse Education Today
Journal citation58, pp. 1-11
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0260-6917
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.07.012
Publication dates
Online02 Aug 2017
PrintNov 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited16 Aug 2017
Accepted20 Jul 2017
Output statusPublished
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