Reconstructing compassion: Should it be taught as part of the curriculum?

Sadie Geraghty, Kim Oliver, Melanie Lauva

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    Abstract

    Currently, within the nursing and midwifery curriculum of Australia, the concepts of caring and compassion are not routinely taught. While these are thought of as integral components for nursing and midwifery students to develop during their theoretical and practical training, it is questionable whether they can actually be taught, or whether they are innate to the individual's own disposition. This article suggests that compassion is under threat, and examines whether it is possible to teach these concepts within the nursing and midwifery curriculum to address this possible deficit within the professions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)836-839
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
    Volume25
    Issue number15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016

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