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  1. Original research

    The Lifelines Cohort Study: a data source available for studying informal caregivers’ experiences and the outcomes of informal caregiving

    Informal care is taking an increasingly important role in our health care system, and an improvement in our understanding of caregiving experiences and outcomes has become more relevant. The Lifelines informal...

    M. Oldenkamp, M. Hagedoorn, R. P. Stolk, R. P. M. Wittek and N. Smidt

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:6

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  2. Original research

    Measuring competitive self-focus perspective taking, submissive compassion and compassion goals

    Research in the last 20 years has provided good evidence that developing compassion-focused motives for self and others has a range of benefits. However, people can behave in prosocial ways for different reaso...

    Paul Gilbert, Francisca Catarino, Joana Sousa, Laura Ceresatto, Rosalind Moore and Jaskaran Basran

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:5

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  3. Original Research

    The development of compassionate engagement and action scales for self and others

    Studies of the value of compassion on physical and mental health and social relationships have proliferated in the last 25 years. Although, there are several conceptualisations and measures of compassion, this...

    Paul Gilbert, Francisca Catarino, Cristiana Duarte, Marcela Matos, Russell Kolts, James Stubbs, Laura Ceresatto, Joana Duarte, José Pinto-Gouveia and Jaskaran Basran

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:4

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  4. Original research

    Appraising the situation: a framework for understanding compassionate care

    Compassion in healthcare represents an ideal way of interacting with patients. It entails an active response to suffering, distress or discomfort that can be associated with people seeking health related suppo...

    Stephanie Tierney, Kate Seers, Joanne Reeve and Liz Tutton

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  5. Original research

    Midwifery empathy scale: development and validation for a greek sample

    In recent years, a growing number of studies report on the importance of empathy to women’s care. The Midwifery Empathy Scale (M.E.S) was developed in order to study and record the levels of empathy of profess...

    Victoria G. Vivilaki, Polyxeni Fifli, Anastasia Charitou, Paraskevi Giaxi, Chrysoula Ekizoglou, Nicholas D. Tsopelas, Maria Bouroutzoglou and Evridiki Patelarou

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:12

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  6. Case study

    Encouraging compassion through teaching and learning: a case study in Cyprus

    It has been suggested that the biomedical approach towards healthcare professional training may neglect the humanistic nature and personal values of care. As such, discussions with regard to the importance of ...

    Sue Shea, George Samoutis, Robin Wynyard, Andreas Samoutis, Christos Lionis, Andreas Anastasiou, Alice Araujo, Alexia Papageorgiou and Renos Papadopoulos

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:10

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  7. Debate article

    Reflections about experiences of compassionate care from award winning undergraduate nurses – What, so what … now what?

    From 2007 until 2012 Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care in conjunction with NHS Lothian, collaborated on a programme of action research entitled, the Leadership in Compas...

    Stephen Smith, Asha James, Allison Brogan, Elizabeth Adamson and Mandy Gentleman

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:6

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  8. Case study

    Joined forces in person-centered care in the intensive care unit: a case report from the Netherlands

    First, to describe the state of the art of joined forces in person-centered care of professionals and patients with their relatives, in the context of intensive care units (ICUs) in the Netherlands. Second, to...

    Margo M. C. van Mol, Marianne Brackel, Erwin J. O. Kompanje, Lorette Gijsbers, Marjan D. Nijkamp, Armand R. J. Girbes and Jan Bakker

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:5

    Published on: 28 May 2016

  9. Original research

    Developing tools to promote culturally competent compassion, courage, and intercultural communication in healthcare

    Compassion is an important concept in healthcare, and in addition, care should be delivered in a culturally competent manner, taking into account the values, culture, and health beliefs of the individual. Howe...

    Irena Papadopoulos, Sue Shea, Georgina Taylor, Alfonso Pezzella and Laura Foley

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:2

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  10. Original research

    The Physicians’ Giving Back Survey: Keeping up with American generosity

    America scored at the top of the World Giving Index survey in 2014. This paper reports on a survey among US physicians about preferences for and prevalence of pro-bono activities devoted to health-related dire...

    Paul H. Caldron, Ann Impens, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:8

    Published on: 5 October 2015

  11. Debate article

    “More than kindness”

    Recent high profile cases in the UK have all too often demonstrated care which lacked compassion or dignity, although this is far from being a new phenomenon

    David Haslam

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:6

    Published on: 13 July 2015

  12. Original research

    Student empathy levels across 12 medical and health professions: an interventional study

    Empathy is a difficult characteristic to define, teach and assess; the ‘nebulous’ properties of empathic behaviour often means that educators fail to incorporate the explicit teaching and assessment of empathy...

    Brett Williams, Ted Brown, Lisa McKenna, Claire Palermo, Prue Morgan, Debra Nestel, Richard Brightwell, Susan Gilbert-Hunt, Karen Stagnitti, Alexander Olaussen and Caroline Wright

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:4

    Published on: 6 June 2015

  13. Original research

    General practitioners’ patient-centredness and responses to patients’ emotional cues and concerns: relationships with perceived empathy in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation

    Physician empathy is important to patients across the socio-economic spectrum. However, whether socioeconomic status (SES) influences how patients’ judge physician empathy is not known. We investigated how pat...

    Jenna-Marie Lundy, Annemieke Bikker, Maria Higgins, Graham C Watt, Paul Little, Gerry M Humphries and Stewart W Mercer

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:2

    Published on: 17 March 2015

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