Compassion and Caring in Nursing


Author: Claire Chambers,Elaine Ryder
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138030996
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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'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*

Excellence in Compassionate Nursing Care

Leading the Change
Author: Claire Chambers,Elaine Ryder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1846198291
Category: Medical
Page: 180
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We are passionately interested in the importance of nursing values and believe that excellence in compassionate nursing care lies at the heart of nursing practice and that leadership is key to making this happen. Every nurse, whatever their position and role, has a vital leadership role to play in ensuring excellent care remains at the heart of nursing practice. From the preface Highly committed nurses often feel disillusioned, disempowered and angry when they are faced with negative media reports about poor standards of care. They are genuinely concerned, and want to address issues, when patients and clients feel they are not being cared for with compassion. However, complex and under-resourced healthcare environments pose many challenges. Developing ideas and initiatives from the highly successful Compassion and Caring in Nursing, in this new book Claire Chambers and Elaine Ryder focus on these potential difficulties and offers practitioners a chance to build on their current knowledge and experience, and consider ways to take the lead and act as catalysts for change. Each chapter focuses on a particular issue and case scenarios are used and revisited in each chapter, so that theory and practice are integrated throughout. Specific prompts encourage readers to bring about vital change in practice. All nurses, health visitors and health and social care practitioners should find this book motivating and realistic. It also offers thought-provoking inspiration for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students.

Compassion in Nursing

Theory, Evidence and Practice
Author: Alistair Hewison,Yvonne Sawbridge
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137443707
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Is nursing in England experiencing a fundamental moral crisis? A number of recent high-profile reports about the state of nursing care in English hospitals certainly add weight to this argument; however, although the intense media attention on the decline of compassion in nursing has highlighted some of the issues, it has neither explained the underlying causes nor signalled a realistic solution. In this timely and important book, a collection of expert authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience examine the multitude of areas that need to be understood, and issues that must be addressed, before the policy recommendations triggered by the latest furore can be realised. These include: • Policy perspectives on compassion • Analysis of the historical roots of the concept of compassion • Examination of compassion in a contemporary nursing context, including patients' perspectives • The organisation of services to deliver compassion • Approaches to supporting staff to provide compassionate care. Compassion in nursing has become an issue of national attention in England; however, there has been a tendency for sensationalised reports to win out over analysis. This book explores the issues involved in more detail and depth. It is an essential resource for nursing students, practising nurses and health service managers, and anyone else interested in creating a compassionate health service.

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing

Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109772
Category: Medical
Page: 231
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Compassion, Caring and Communication

Skills for Nursing Practice
Author: Jacqui Baughan,Ann Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902513
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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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: Comprehensively updated throughout to reflect and highlight current professional pressures and public concerns around nursing practice. Includes a broader range of relevant case studies, discussions and scenarios to engage students and qualified nurses at all levels. Contains new content about the impacts of recent government reports and policies on nursing care, developing an awareness of contemporary issues and debates. The BOND caring framework has been revised and updated alongside new ‘caring indicators’, to support the development of compassionate caring skills. All references have been updated using the latest sources and evidence-based studies.

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Second Edition

Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826155219
Category: Medical
Page: 321
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“Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced... It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book.” Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSN CEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota Co-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care Model In this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment. Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one’s life. New to the Second Edition: Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care quality Updated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of life New chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing) New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environment Provides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education Key Features: Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspective Increases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOL Provides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environment Includes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and more Assists nurses with grief healing

Caring in Nursing Classics

An Essential Resource
Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN,Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171125
Category: Medical
Page: 532
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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)

Compassion in Nursing: Is It Necessary?


Author: Deborah J. Mauffray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469121778
Category: Medical
Page: 50
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Compassion in Nursing: Is It Necessary? is a book designed to ignite nurses to be more willing to share their compassion. But it is also for the lay people in the communities and cities who have or will experience health care to help them understand why compassion may not be evident in nurses every day. Compassion is truly a part of the caring-healing model of nursing. However, nurses are human as well and they can only take the day-to-day encounters with death and dying and healing the sick for so long without developing compassion fatigue. This book will hopefully open the eyes of many people, as it did mine in writing it.

Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

In Search of the Whole Person
Author: Philip J. Barker
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748778010
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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This bestseller has been updated to reflect new concepts and ideas. The assessment of mental health problems is vital to the successful planning and treatment for people suffering from them. This book provides a step-by-step guide of how to conduct this assessment, giving student nurses a humanistic perspective on the subject. New material in this second edition includes person-centered assessment and care planning, and culture and culturally-appropriate assessment and care planning.

Servant Leadership in Nursing

Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care
Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449611001
Category: Medical
Page: 355
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Servant Leadership in Nursing: Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care embraces the philosophy that a true leader, in any venue, must be a servant of those he or she leads. This text includes current information on the relevance of servant leadership for nurses practicing in a health care setting with extensive literature review on leadership in nursing and healthcare as well as on servant leadership. This unique text also includes many powerful and poignant perceptions and experiences of servant leadership elicited in tape-recorded interviews with 75 nursing leaders currently practicing in the contemporary healthcare system.