Valuing compassion through definition and measurement

Belinda Dewar, Simon Pullin, Ria Tocheris

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The Leadership in Compassionate Care programme aims to embed compassionate care in practice and education. This article describes a project within the programme that explores with staff, patients and families the meaning of compassion and how this can be measured. The project has involved developing practicestatements from noticing the aspects of compassionate care that work well. Staff were provided with support to consider, develop and implement actions that would help ensure consistency in developing compassionate care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Management (Harrow)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • caring
  • compassion
  • action research


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