Nurses’ Compassion Essential to Recovery

 In Nurses Weekly

Research shows there has been an erosion of the relationship between those who provide health care and the patients they treat, and specifically an erosion of compassion.

Nearly half of Americans believe the U.S. health care system and health care providers are not compassionate, one survey found.

So the evidence shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. This raises a pivotal question: Does compassion really matter?

For patients like Edward Viner, nurses’ compassion was essential to his recovery.

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