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The Art and Science of Compassionate Care – The Janki Foundation Lecture



  • Event Date

    26, Jul 2011
    @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Event Location

    Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH

  • Event Organizer

    The Janki Foundation

What is compassionate care? We all recognise it when we experience it, but it’s difficult to describe exactly what the specific ingredients are. Claire Chambers has researched it in great detail and discovered its many facets. As well as focusing on empathy and sensitivity, dignity and respect, it also encompases listening and responding, a sensitivity towards diversity, choice, empowerment and advocacy. This demands that we be self aware, non-judgemental and remain committed to developing our emotional intelligence. In her lecture, Claire will focus on what compassion means using examples from her own practice. She is aware of the difficulties and pressures experienced by competent, caring practitioners and aims to address ways of dealing with such issues.

Guest Speaker:

Claire Chambers MSc, PgDip (Prof)Ed, CPT, HV(Dip), RGN

Claire Chambers leads the Community Specialist Practice and Specialist Community Public Health Programmes at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked and lectured in many areas of nursing, is passionate about ensuring that the patient/client is at the centre of care and has a special interest in the areas of diversity, cultural competence, compassion and communication skills in caring for people with long-term conditions. Claire and her colleague, Elaine Ryder, are authors of ‘Compassion and Caring in Nursing’ (2009) and their second book ‘Excellence in Compassionate Nursing Care: Leading the Change’ is due to be published in 2012.

President’s Address:

Dadi Janki, President of the Janki Foundation and Adminstrative Head, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

“When the true self and the divine connect, our hearts can become compassionate, honest and strong, our intellects reliable and our conscience clean”. Dadi Janki

Chair: Dr Sarah Eagger MBBS, FRCPsych

Dr Sarah Eagger is a consultant psychiatrist. She is a trustee and now co-chair of the National Forum for Spirituality & Mental Health and past chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Spirituality & Psychiatry Special Interest Group.

The event is free of charge and no registration is required.

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