Understanding compassion literacy in nursing through a clinical compassion cafe

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014 Nov;45(11):484-6. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20141027-14.


This article presents a method of reconnecting and reaffirming with nurses the importance of compassion in health care by using a clinical compassion cafe, which describes nine steps that provide a forum to reaffirm clinicians' core values. This process has the potential to engage clinical staff in a different modality removed from the usual didactic approaches.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Death
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / methods*
  • Empathy*
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / nursing*
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / psychology
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Terminal Care*
  • Visitors to Patients / psychology