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The Most Important "C": Discussing the Value of Compassion in Nursing

Compassion: one of the 5 Cs of nursing as defined by Sister Simone Roach. But what does this term mean for day to day nursing practice? Compassion allows nurses to empathize with their patients and to bring kindness and respectful care. Compasssion helps faciltate the human connection and is a foundational aspect of nursing. The more that nurses nurture their sense of compassion, the more compassion grows but how do we do this in practical ways? In this episode Claire and Michelle discuss their perspectives on compassion as a means of elevating nursing excellence and actualizing advocacy and activism in nursing.

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