Compassion in Practice


Compassion in Practice: Essential Learning for Healthcare Professionals
Online medical course in Compassion in Practice

An online medical course that takes a fresh look at the nature of care and compassion in health and social care services.

This engaging e-learning resource takes a fresh look at the nature of care and compassion in health and social care services. It is designed to support the work of all nurses, midwives and care staff. Using interactive exercises, learners have the chance to re-evaluate their beliefs, explore new insights and look at ways to enhance care and compassion in their own area of practice.

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On completion of the modules, learners will understand the value and significance of the six ‘Cs’ that underpin all health and social care services – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment – and identify what users want to see exhibited as compassionate care.


Essential Training for All Nurses, Midwives and Care Workers

The Compassion in practice programme focuses on six main areas of action:

  • helping people to stay independent, maximise well-being and improve outcomes
  • working with people to provide a positive experience of care
  • delivering high-quality care and measuring the impact
  • building and strengthening leadership
  • ensuring we have the right staff with the right skills in the right place
  • supporting positive staff experiences

Course Content:

Session one considers the benefits of delivering compassionate care and identifies the core attributes and skills needed to deliver this.

Session two examines the barriers to compassionate care, the importance of compassion-focused organisation and strategies for identifying and minimising these barriers

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Key Features

Explores new ways to enhance care and compassion in everyday practice :: Suitable for all nurses, midwives and care staff :: Developed by NHS England


Medical students, counsellors, doctors, nurses, assistants, health care workers, social workers, therapists and other clinicians




12 months full access to complete the course