G.R.A.C.E. for nurses: Cultivating compassion in nurse/patient interactions

Joan Halifax

Abstract


The practice of nursing is grounded in clinical competence, but it is also deeply embedded in the experience of relationship and the cultivation and expression of compassion. In the world of Western medicine, however, nurses can suffer profound challenges to compassionate practice. A deficit of compassion might be relevant to the nursing experience, affecting nurse well-being, patient and family satisfaction, frequency of nursing errors, and the retention of nurses in their vocation.

 


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v4n1p121

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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