Exploring senior nurses' understanding of compassionate leadership in the community

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Ali, S and Terry, LM (2017). Exploring senior nurses' understanding of compassionate leadership in the community. British Journal of Community Nursing. 22 (2), pp. 77-87.
AuthorsAli, S and Terry, LM
Abstract

© MA Healthcare Ltd.Developing compassionate leadership is a priority since high profle failings in older people care have come to light. Little is known regarding how compassionate leadership is perceived in community health care organisations. The aim was to understand how leaders and senior staff within a Community NHS Trust perceive compassionate leadership and its importance. This qualitative study employed semi-structured, audio-recorded interviews analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Purposive sampling was used to recruit nursing leaders (n=11) within one Community NHS Trust. Leading and caring with compassion are particularly important in the community. Compassionate leadership involves role modelling, person-centred care and compassion towards staff not just patients. A concept of 'gritty compassion' was identifed which could lead to a loss of compassion. Community organisations need compassionate leaders who lead with their heads and their hearts and ensure that patients, clients and families feel cared for not merely treated.

KeywordsEmpathy; Leadership; Nurse's Role; Community Networks; 6Cs; community nursing; compassion; leadership; qualitative research; Community Networks; Empathy; Leadership; Nurse's Role; Nursing
Year2017
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Journal citation22 (2), pp. 77-87
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN1462-4753
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.2.77
Publication dates
Print04 Feb 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Jun 2017
Accepted01 Dec 2016
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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