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Comment: “Practical skills must be taught to ensure compassionate care”

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Whilst I agree that one can teach how to give good dignified care to patients, I do not think one can teach 'compassion'. Either one cares about others - or one doesn't. I have met many very compassionate, intelligent and skilful students, but I have also met those who are cold towards other staff and patients and who do not accept they are lacking in any way. How would they know, they have always been like that (presumably). Surely it is up to us as mentors to identify those not suited to a caring profession as soon as possible - but how many of us do????

Posted date

30 September, 2013

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3:55 pm

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