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Keywords

caring, compassion, compassionate care, nursing care

 

Authors

  1. Burnell, Lori

Abstract

Abstract: Although the word "compassion" is an integral component of nursing care, a clear conceptualization of the term is lacking. This article examines compassion from historical, biblical, and global perspectives; spiritual connections; and calls for research to help build our understanding of what compassion means and how to enter into other's suffering.