Compassionate leadership in nursing: how to make it a reality
Empathetic and inclusive leaders enable teams to achieve better outcomes for patients, but can be hard to find in the hierarchical organisations of the NHS
- There is growing evidence that a compassionate leadership style results in staff delivering higher-quality care
- Hierarchical nature of the NHS can make it difficult for inclusive leadership to take root, but some employers are exemplars of good practice
- Compassionate leadership should be practised by nurses at all levels
Compassionate leadership is good for staff and good for patients, with a growing evidence base that it results in staff being more motivated and delivering high-quality care.
In stark contrast to autocrats, compassionate
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