What is it about?

Through the kind of work they do, student nurses are exposed to more human suffering than the general population. This can cause them distress and have a negative impact on their sense of wellbeing, causing many to leave the job early in their career. We tested different types of feedback provided to nursing students to see which type improved their sense of wellbeing. One of the types of feedback was rooted in compassion, which was found to improve wellbeing more than the other types.

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Why is it important?

It is important to find ways to maintain the wellbeing of our healthcare workforce. such that healthcare staff can continue to provide compassionate care to patients.

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This page is a summary of: The effects of compassion-based feedback on wellbeing ratings during a professional assessment healthcare task, Nurse Education Today, April 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104788.
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