Videos about the importance of compassion and kindness in healthcare. These include tips for clinicians on introducing, discussing and developing compassion in healthcare.
Compassion, dignity and respect in healthcare
A video on how the smallest things can make the biggest difference to patients.
(The Healthcare Foundation, 2014)
Compassion in healthcare
Compassion and kindness are essential in healthcare, with benefits to both patients and staff.
(Dignity Health, 2015)
Compassionate care: delivering the six Cs
This short film explores some of the ways the NHS is delivering the six Cs of nursing: compassion, communication, commitment, competency, courage and care.
(South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK, 2013)
The medicine of compassion
An introductory seminar for new health professionals and a refresher on the fundamentals for experienced staff on the importance of extending care beyond physical needs. It also explains the 4 basic skills of compassion — attention, acknowledgement, affection and acceptance.
Studies on compassion meditation
Dr. Richard Davidson discusses research on a type of meditation called compassion meditation and whether its practice can nurture constituents of wellbeing.
(National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – NCCIH, 2016)