Special Issue on Compassionate Care

Jocelyn Cornwell, Jayne Donaldson, Pam Smith

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This special issue of Nurse Education Today will add to the body of knowledge on compassion in healthcare: how employers can foster it and how educational establishments can develop it through pre-course selection of students, classroom and practice learning, and post-registration courses. In response to the call for papers for a Special Issue on Compassionate Care, the Editors received a number of articles from across the world that investigated and/or explored the evidence around this controversial and complex topic. Papers were selected where they added or refuted evidence particularly around the measurement and impact of compassionate care, and where educational initiatives were evaluated and/or tested, and where there was exploration of emotional labour (Hochschild, 1983 and Smith, 2012) and cultures of care. The Special Issue provides qualitative and quantitative studies, evaluation methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1188-1189
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014


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