Restoring humanity in healthcare through the art of compassion: an issue for the teaching and research agenda in rural Crete
Shea, S. and Lionis, C. (2010) Restoring humanity in healthcare through the art of compassion: an issue for the teaching and research agenda in rural Crete. Rural and Remote Health, 10 (4). ISSN 1445-6354Full text not available from this repository.
Historically, the value compassion spans thousands of years, particularly in a religious context. Despite the historical usage and interpretations of the term ‘compassion’, there is still discussion on how to define it, particularly as it may encompass a number of values such as sympathy, empathy, and respect. In recent years attention has been drawn to the fact that compassion towards the patient seems to have decreased, with events at certain hospitals in the UK, Greece and elsewhere showing alarming gaps in the humanity of the care offered. Although there is limited evidence regarding the effects of compassionate care, it is thought that patients who are treated with understanding and compassion may recover faster and manage chronic disorders more effectively. Patient anxiety might also be reduced as a result of compassionate care3
|Additional Information:|| This article is numbered 1679 in volume 10, issue 4.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||compassion, healthcare, rural|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2012 13:38|
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