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Should compassionate practice be incentivised?
This is a very interesting and thought provoking article. My own personal response is that for nurses to fulfil (within the context of individual care needs) what I imagine those requiring the 'nursing' would hope to see as their human right, that is: to be treated with basic human decency. To me that is kindness, patience, efficiency and the ability to appreciate that my role behoves me to provide the restoration of health to complete and sometimes ungrateful strangers. I don't have to love, or even like, my patients but I do have to 'care' for them. That does not necessarily require my compassion but it does require me to put the needs of my patient before my own as far as is responsible and reasonable whilst at work. Giving care in this way is consistantly challenging and the needs of the 'carer' must be supported to encourage the constant giving of one's self to others. However, with chronic shortfall in resources and staff, lack of support and positive management people just get tired. Sick and tired. And then the ability to care becomes dissipated. How on earth do you measure compassion? and to attempt to reward those alledgedly 'more' compassionate will further pressurise and alienate the nurse who is trying to hard to do her job in impossible circumstances. Bad apples exist, we all know it but, on the whole, nurses are the backbone of this NHS. Continue to make them the 'whipping boy' and they will either become bad nurses or leave. Take your choice DC !
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