Encouraging a focus on compassionate care within general practice/family medicine

Lionis, C. and Shea, Sue (2014) Encouraging a focus on compassionate care within general practice/family medicine. In: Providing Compassionate Healthcare: Challenges in Policy and Practice. Shea, Sue, Wynyard, R. and Lionis, C., eds. Routledge, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9780415704960. [Book Section]


Although the concept of compassion is frequently referred to within the health care arena and is closely associated with medical performance, it does not yet appear to have received its central role when the definition of GP/FM as discipline of health cares services. The inclusion of compassionate care as a key subject in the medical curriculum and the training programmes for residents may have an impact in its global consideration for the incorporation of additional skills in the capacity of GPs. GPs – often being the first point of contact for a number of health related issues - could make a major contribution in terms of delivery, and research into the importance concept of compassionate care.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 17990
Depositing User: Sue Shea
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 14:25
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 12:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17990

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