laurence n. peele
Comment on: First students tested on compassion
I am amazed that it's taken managements so long to take this vital subject seriously. However, the qualities necessary to make a good nurse are complex, and cannot be simplifiedtoo much: most is what is termed intuitive, and only really develops in effective practice with real people.
A good starting point is to study Carl Roger's core qualities: including empathic understanding, congruency, etc. Gerard Egan's work is also useful. Tis a pity that some senior doctors in most locations have little or no skill in these vital human qualities.