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Compassion in clinical setting

Compassion in clinical setting : A pictorial review


Compassion in Clinical Settings : A tabular Review

Compassion in Clinical Settings: A tabular review

Theme Key Points References
Definition and Scope of Compassion - Complex construct without a universally accepted definition.
- Distinguished from sympathy; involves understanding and the motivation to alleviate suffering.
- Has cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions.
Dewar et al. (2011), Sinclair et al. (2016), Strauss et al. (2016)
Compassion's Role and Impact - Essential for patient-provider relationships, linked to patient satisfaction and adherence.
- May influence health outcomes by modulating physiological stress responses.
- Faces challenges like clinician burnout and systemic constraints.
Sinclair et al. (2016), Strauss et al. (2016)
Fostering Compassion - Advocacy for mindfulness-based training and self-compassion programs.
- The role of narrative medicine in deepening understanding of patient experiences.
- Need for organizational culture shifts and systemic support for compassionate care.
Kemper & Khirallah (2015), Sinclair et al. (2016)
Measurement and Assessment - Introduction of tools like CCAT and SCQ for benchmarking compassionate care.
- Challenges include subjectivity and social desirability effects.
Sinclair et al. (2017), Sinclair et al. (2018)
Conclusion and Future Directions - Compassion is integral to patient care, with potential positive impacts on satisfaction and outcomes.
- Future research needed to explore the mechanisms linking compassion to health outcomes and strategies for its integration.
General Synthesis Based on Reviewed Literature