• Compassion in practice: essential learning for healthcare professionals
    Compassion in practice: essential learning for healthcare professionals
    Compassion in practice: essential learning for healthcare professionals
    • Explores new ways to enhance care and compassion in everyday practice
    • Suitable for all nurses, midwives and care staff
    • Developed by NHS England
Compassion in Practice E-learning Course

Essential training for all nurses, midwives and care workers

This engaging e-learning resource takes a fresh look at the nature of care and compassion in health and social care services. It is designed to support the work of all nurses, midwives and care staff.

Interactive exercises give you the chance to re-evaluate your beliefs, explore new insights and look at ways to enhance care and compassion in your own area of practice.

The programme focuses on six main areas of action:

  • helping people to stay independent, maximise well-being and improve outcomes
  • working with people to provide a positive experience of care
  • delivering high-quality care and measuring the impact
  • building and strengthening leadership
  • ensuring we have the right staff with the right skills in the right place
  • supporting positive staff experiences

These areas are all aligned to the UK health and social care sector’s ‘Vision for Nurses, Midwives and Care Staff’, although the themes are relevant to healthcare organisations globally.

High-quality learning for health and social care professionals

During the programme, you will examine the value and significance of the six ‘Cs’ that underpin all health and social care services – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment – and identify what users want to see exhibited as compassionate care.

Accessible online, Compassion in Practice is an essential resource for all health and social care professionals.

Any questions?

If you have any further queries on our programmes, please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Course Content

Session one considers the benefits of delivering compassionate care and identifies the core attributes and skills needed to deliver this.

Session two examines the barriers to compassionate care, the importance of compassion-focused organisation and strategies for identifying and minimising these barriers

You can view a short video that introduces ‘Compassion in Practice’, the UK health and social care sector's 'Vision for Nurses, Midwives and Care Staff'.

Demos

An Introduction to Compassion – Part I: The Nature of Compassion

This session will consider the theory of compassion and apply it to compassionate care through a model of the compassionate mind. It will consider the benefits of delivering compassionate care and will identify the core attributes and skills needed to deliver this.

An Introduction to Compassion – Part II: The Barriers to Compassionate Care

This session will examine barriers to compassionate care and the importance of an organisation being compassion-focused. It will consider strategies for identifying and minimising these barriers. 'Compassion' and 'compassionate care' were initially explored in 'An Introduction to Compassion - Part I: The Nature of Compassion'.

Purchase

Single-user access to the full Compassion in Practice e-learning programme for 12 months costs £20 (excluding VAT where applicable). To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.

Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.

We can also arrange for multiple or multi-year licences. Please contact us for further details.

Please note that only registered users can download or print a learning history for their training portfolio.

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