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Learning the requirements for compassionate practice: Student vulnerability and courage.

Curtis, K (2013) Learning the requirements for compassionate practice: Student vulnerability and courage. Nurs Ethics.

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Abstract

Student nurses' professional development arises through socialisation in nursing knowledge, values and behaviours. Students are expected to demonstrate compassion; however, compassion is a complex concept, one that creates emotional challenges. A grounded theory study was undertaken to explore student nurse socialisation in compassionate practice. In-depth interviews were undertaken with 19 students in the north of England during 2009-2010, and their concerns and concern management emerged. Students expressed several concerns, one being their emotional vulnerability and uncertainty of the emotional requirements for compassionate practice. A core category of 'balancing future intentions' was identified: that students managed feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty through balancing their intentions towards and away from engagement in compassionate practice, depending upon perceived impact on their emotional well-being. The findings are discussed in relation to emotional labour and moral distress, and courage, resilience and self-compassion are explored as a means to enable sustainable compassionate practice.

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Curtis, Kk.curtis@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 March 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733013478307
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:52
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/825435

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