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Compassionate care in the community: reflections of a student nurse.

Doran, D., Phillips, J. and Board, M., 2020. Compassionate care in the community: reflections of a student nurse. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25 (1), 16 - 21.

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DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.1.16


Reflecting on practice and analysing situations when compassionate care has been delivered can be a valuable way of helping student nurses develop their understanding of humanising care. This exemplar showcases a scenario when a second-year student nurse studying for a BSc (Honours) in adult nursing explored an experience while working in the community. She critically reflected on an incident highlighting a simple yet powerful example of how she helped an older couple manage an aspect of their care. This exercise helped the student to explore and understand what compassionate care means and highlighted how the value of reflection can be used to gain new insights to enhance the care of older people in her future practice in the community.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Compassionate care ; Humanised value framework ; Older persons ; Reflection ; Student nurses
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33219
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:10 Jan 2020 17:16
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:19


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