Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature

Recent concerns about suboptimal patient care and a lack of compassion have prompted policymakers to question the preparedness of clinicians for the challenging environment in which they practice. Compassionate care is expected by patients and is a professional obligation of clinicians; however, little is known about the state of research on clinical compassion. The purpose of this scoping review was to map the literature on compassion in clinical healthcare.
Compassion, Healthcare, Patients, Scoping review, Intervention
Sinclair, Shane, Norris, Jill M., et al. "Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature." July 2016. BMC Palliative Care.