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

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The question of whether compassion can be taught is very interesting - I would recommend the work of Daniel Siegel (plenty of links via Google). The brain (which he defines as the entire nervous system, not just the neural ball atop our necks) is plastic and character traits can be nurtured and developed given the right milieu. And that's the challenge - providing environments that enrich people rather than whittle away the potentials almost all of us have for care and compassion.

Posted date

1 October, 2013

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1:20 pm

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