Compassion competence in nurses

Youngjin Lee, Gyeongae Seomun

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The purpose of study was to identify the attributes of the concept of compassion competence for nurses. A hybrid model was used to develop the concept, which included fieldwork performed. The concept of compassion competence was found to possess 3 dimensions: (a) acquisition of a wealth of knowledge; (b) development of skills of emotional communication, sensitivity, insight, and self-regulation; and (c) development of attitudes of respect and empathy, and maintenance of occupational distance. Compassion competence could be useful for developing ways to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for nurses to provide compassionate care in various nursing practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E54-E66
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Compassion
  • Compassion competence
  • Hybrid model
  • Nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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