A guide to compassionate healthcare looks at how you can maintain your own wellbeing in today’s challenging healthcare environments, making a positive difference to your workplace and providing compassionate care to patients without fear of burnout.
This practical guide outlines the reasons why resilience and good stress management are so important, and how they can be achieved through a focus on wellbeing and positivity. Using their newly developed RESPECT toolkit, the authors introduce a range of strategies to incorporate into your daily life. With a chapter focusing on each element of the model – Resilience, Emotional intelligence, Stress management, Positivity, Energy and motivation, Challenge and Team leadership – the book includes overviews of the relevant evidence, exercises, case studies and practice recommendations.
This is an important book for all those working in healthcare today, particularly newly qualified staff.
Claire Chambers teaches on the pre-registration nursing programme and foundation programme within the Open University, UK. She has previously taught at Oxford Brookes University and practised as a health visitor and a nurse in a range of community and acute settings.
Elaine Ryder works for Age UK with older people with mental health needs. She has previously had roles as a district nurse, community practice teacher, nurse manager and educator within primary care.