Why is compassion important in nursing?


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Compassion is important in nursing because it helps make patients feel calmer and gives them the assurance that everything is being done to make them well as soon as possible. Patients who are handled with compassion are likely to feel better quickly because they will not panic.

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While people may need medicine and other medical procedures to be cured, compassion makes the process much more bearable. Compassion makes it possible for a nurse to be patient with a victim of an injury or disease. This makes relations between the parties much simpler.

Patients who were soothed by nurses and told to imagine themselves in a better situation were found to respond exceptionally well to treatment, according to a report released on April 5, 2014 at the EuroHeartCare conference in Norway.

Nurses play a variety of roles in health facilities and in other domestic settings, including the dressing of wounds, administering medication as prescribed by doctors, assisting patients who cannot move, preparing medical records and liaising with other professionals to make health services effective.

While having good nursing skills makes a good nurse, having qualities like compassion, empathy, selflessness and a desire to learn new things make for an exceptional nurse.

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