10 Ways of showing compassion towards patient.
- Start with Yourself.
The best way to learn how to be compassionate toward others is to be compassionate with yourself. Praise yourself for your successes.
- Communicate Verbally and Non-verbally.
Make eye contact, keep your body turned toward the person speaking, and listen quietly.
- Touch (if appropriate).
A soft touch to the hand or shoulder during the conversation helps demonstrate your genuine care and concern.
- Encourage Others.
Positive reinforcement is always helpful to a person.
- Express Yourself.
A sincere smile often works wonders.Match your facial expressions to your felt emotions.
- Show Kindness.
The person you are being kind to benefits through your help and showcase your kindness to the patient to get their trust.
- Respect Privacy.
Protect their dignity. Shut the door, pull the curtain, and don’t gossip.
- Learn How To Advocate.
To effectively advocate, you must actively listen to what your patient needs and communicate in an assertive and respectful manner to help them.
- Consider Your Words.
Think before you speak. Compassion arises through empathy and is characterized by actions.
Cultivate compassion through going the extra mile to create a moment of truth.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel
I feel proud to be a Nurse…!!!
Ms.JanakiramSanthi, Assistant Nursing Director
Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram