What is culturally competent compassion?

Papadopoulos (2011) has defined culturally competent compassion as the human quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it using culturally appropriate and acceptable nursing / healthcare interventions which take into consideration both the patients’ and the carers’ cultural backgrounds as well as the context in which care is given.

The Papadopoulos Model for Developing Culturally Competent and Compassionate Healthcare Professionals

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