The Concept Of Compassion By Using Walker And Avant's ( 2011 ) Eight Step Guideline For Concept Analysis

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The concept compassion is heart felt and used by many to cover a subjective feeling. Compassion is experienced by people across the world in healthcare and in many aspects of life. It is well known in many disciplines, and has been deemed a quality in which nurses possess in their profession. The idea is one that is familiarized by many, but is not clearly defined in nursing education or practice but has been the foundation regarding the high-quality of care nurses are thought to contribute to the medical world. The purpose of this concept analysis is to understand the experience of compassion. By using Walker and Avant’s (2011) eight-step guideline for concept analysis on compassion, this analysis will provide examples and definitions resulting in an explanation of the importance of the concept related to nursing practice. To gain a better overview of the concept compassion, an extensive search using EBSCOhost Academic Search Elite online database was used. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Library databases were searched using compassion, empathy, sympathy, and compassion analysis. A literature review was conducted in nursing, medicine, sociology, psychology, ethics, and religion to help define compassion for this concept analysis. In this concept analysis, compassion will be defined using ideas from many historical views and taking the key concepts from an array of disciplines as well as expanding on the

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