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  1. Content type: Original research

    In the acute medical care hospital setting, nursing the sick and dying is both physically and emotionally demanding, making acute medical care hospital nurses more vulnerable to Compassion Fatigue (CF) or Seco...

    Authors: Katherine Valentine Upton

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2018 5:7

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  2. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that Figs. 2, 3 and 4 were replications of Fig. 1. The correct versions of Figs.2, 3 and 4 can be seen here.

    Authors: Bodil Andersen and Peter Hørslev Rasmussen

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2018 5:4

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    The original article was published in Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:14

  3. Content type: Original research

    Informal caregivers play an important role in the well-being of dependent members in a household. Yet, literature on female caregiver burden in low-income and middle-income countries is scanty. This study exam...

    Authors: Yakubu A. Yakubu and De Wet Schutte

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2018 5:3

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  4. Content type: Debate Article

    The refugee crisis has resulted in massive waves of migration towards Europe. Besides sufficient and appropriate healthcare services, these vulnerable populations need kindness, respect, acceptance, empathy, a...

    Authors: Enkeleint-Aggelos Mechili, Agapi Angelaki, Elena Petelos, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Christopher Dowrick, Kathryn Hoffman, Elena Jirovsky, Danica Rotar Pavlic, Michel Dückers, Imre Rurik, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Tessa van Loenen, Dean Ajdukovic, Helena Bakic and Christos Lionis

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2018 5:2

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  5. Content type: Original research

    People with mental health problems often have difficulties linked to high self-criticism and shame, and may be fearful of and resistant to compassionate and prosocial motives. Compassion focused therapy (CFT) ...

    Authors: Bodil Andersen and Peter Hørslev Rasmussen

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:14

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2018 5:4

  6. Content type: Review

    Young carers are children or young people who look after family members who are ill or have disabilities. They take over similar caregiving responsibilities to those of adult family carers and need special sup...

    Authors: Nino Chikhradze, Christiane Knecht and Sabine Metzing

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:12

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  7. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:10

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  8. Content type: Review

    Physicians from wealthy countries often provide direct medical services in low- and middle-income countries either on a short-term or long-term basis, herein differentiated by the physician’s source of income,...

    Authors: Paul H. Caldron

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:9

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  9. Content type: Orginal research

    The aim of this paper is to explore the concepts of personhood and compassion, as perceived by staff caring for people with dementia (PwD) in community-based dementia daycare. Autonomy in the Western culture i...

    Authors: Rakel Berenbaum, Chariklia Tziraki and Keren Mazuz

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:8

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  10. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:7

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  11. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:6

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  12. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:5

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  13. Content type: Original Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2017 4:4

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  14. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:12

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  15. Content type: Case study

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:10

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  16. Content type: Original research

    The aim of this case study was to examine the impact of Schwartz Rounds on staff wellbeing and patient care.

    Authors: Melanie S. George

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:11

  17. Content type: Debate article

    During the autumn of 2015, 21 Schwartz Rounds were held in England and Wales with the same topic: what makes a compassionate relationship between caregiver and patient? Participants explored themes such as the...

    Authors: Joanna Goodrich

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:8

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  18. Content type: Debate article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:6

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  19. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:5

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  20. Content type: Original research

    Although a considerable number of studies have been conducted with regard to work well-being of medical personnel, few of these have focused on smaller countries with a cultural setting such as Greece. In spec...

    Authors: Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou, Cary L. Cooper and Marilyn J. Davidson

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:4

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  21. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:2

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  22. Content type: Review

    Working alliance can possibly influence patients’ experiences of pain and physical functioning. The aim of this systematic review is to merge evidence from literature regarding the influence of patients’ perce...

    Authors: Sandra E. Lakke and Sebastiaan Meerman

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2016 3:1

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  23. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:8

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  24. Content type: Debate article

    Homelessness is a wide-spread problem which can lead to high vulnerability and social exclusion. There are many reasons why a person may become homeless, with relationship breakdown being reported as a common ...

    Authors: Jon Limebury and Sue Shea

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:7

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  25. Content type: Debate article

    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

    Authors: David Haslam

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:6

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  26. Content type: Case study

    Person-centred practice, which includes compassion, needs to be well facilitated in order to flourish in healthcare settings. Facilitation is known to be complex and requires expert knowing and skills. The imp...

    Authors: Famke van Lieshout, Angie Titchen, Brendan McCormack and Tanya McCance

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:5

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  27. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:4

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  28. Content type: Original research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2015 2:2

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Stress is a critical problem facing many healthcare institutions. The consequences of stress include increased provider burnout and decreased quality of care for patients. Ironically, a key factor that may hel...

    Authors: Emma M Seppala, Cendri A Hutcherson, Dong TH Nguyen, James R Doty and James J Gross

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:5

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  30. Content type: Original research

    The physical and psychological health problems associated with obesity are now well documented, as is the urgency for addressing them. In addition, associations between quality of life, depression, self-esteem...

    Authors: Jean Gilbert, R James Stubbs, Corinne Gale, Paul Gilbert, Laura Dunk and Louise Thomson

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:9

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  31. Content type: Debate article

    In the following paper it is argued that within a mistaken materialistic western scientific paradigm, mind is incorrectly reduced to brain. Such bad science means that compassion, along with many other phenome...

    Authors: Martin Seager

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:3

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  32. Content type: Case study

    Compassion, and its close counterparts empathy and kindness, are increasingly being recognized as essential dimensions of a quality health care experience, with further evidence demonstrating that they can be ...

    Authors: Sara Guastello and Susan B Frampton

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:2

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  33. Content type: Original research

    The emergence of anger as an important predictor of chronic pain outcomes suggests that treatments that target anger may be particularly useful within the context of chronic pain. Eastern traditions prescribe ...

    Authors: Heather L Chapin, Beth D Darnall, Emma M Seppala, James R Doty, Jennifer M Hah and Sean C Mackey

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:4

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  34. Content type: Original research

    The importance of empathic, person-centred care that is responsive to the individual patients’ needs is increasingly visible in national and international healthcare policies but there is a need for practical ...

    Authors: Niamh M Fitzgerald, Susie Heywood, Annemieke P Bikker and Stewart W Mercer

    Citation: Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2014 1:6

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