Abstract

Review Article

Let us start an epidemic by giving away kindness

Yvonne Russer and Kuruvilla George*

Published: 04 July, 2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 040-043

Patients were left in soiled sheets or sitting on commodes for hours. Some patients needing pain relief got it late or not at all.’ These were a sample of the findings in the Francis Report which revealed severe failings in patient care in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. Recommendations in the Francis Report included the need to recruit compassionate staff and having compassion training for clinicians [1].

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