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  1. Short Report

    Free clinic educational interventions for patients with chronic disease

    The implementation of community-based programs tailored to underserved patients who do not have access to quality health care can impact future health outcomes. Addressing these chronic disease issues is criti...

    Ashruta Patel and Valerie E. Cadet

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:11

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  2. Original research

    Conception of family and friends on euthanasia in intensive care unit in Greece

    Euthanasia poses a hot topic of argument in all modern societies. While in several countries the law allows euthanasia under certain conditions, in others, such as Greece, there is no established legal backgro...

    Tania Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Giakis, Elisavet Polychronopoulou, Michael Demosthenous, Stylianos Karatzas, Spyridon Stergiopoulos, Georgios Zografos and Dimitrios Theodorou

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:10

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  3. Original research

    Empathy from the perspective of oncology nurses

    Empathy is the ability to put yourself in the place of others and understand their feelings and experiences. Empathy with cancer patients is essential in all disease stages. The purpose of our study was to det...

    Maryam Sedaghati Kesbakhi, Camelia Rohani, Jamileh Mohtashami and Malihe Nasiri

    Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:7

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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