Modelling compassionate veterinary nursing care – eight steps towards a more compassionate approach to patients, their owners and oneself
Friday, December 2, 2016
Organisational elements can have a major influence on the capacity to be compassionate, however there are also individual factors that affect this capacity and these are important to address. Being positive can have an effect on the individual and those most adept at compassion may have greater resilience in the healthcare setting. Nonetheless, the demands of frequent contact with patients and their owners who are suffering are generally considered to be a significant stressor that may, at times, limit ones capacity for compassion. This article will outline eight steps that veterinary nurses can seek to undertake daily to help facilitate compassionate behaviour towards themselves, their clients and their patients.
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