Compassionate Maternity Care
Compassion is a word that is used frequently in healthcare, but do we really understand what it is?
This module will help you to understand what compassion is and the vital role it plays in high quality maternity care. You will be introduced to some definitions and theories of compassion. You will learn about the process of compassion and think about how this applies to maternity care. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to think about how this relates to your own practice and reflect on how compassion is key to the care you provide, the people you work with and yourself.
Learning aims and objectives
This module will enable you to:
- Explore definitions of compassion
- Recognise the thoughts, emotions and behaviours involved in the process of compassion and identify the role of empathy in compassion
- Reflect on the value of compassion in maternity care for:
- women and their families
- those we work with
- Relate learning objectives 1,2 and 3 to your own practice
- Course Objectives
Summary of key learning points