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Betty Ferrell—Empathic entrée 

Betty Ferrell—Empathic entrée
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Betty Ferrell—Empathic entrée
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Philip J Larkin

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10.1093/med/9780198703310.003.0010
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date: 27 October 2020

From the wisdom of 37 years’ practice in oncology and palliative care nursing, Betty Ferrell speaks to the topic of compassion from the perspective of both a practitioner and an educator. The end-of-life nursing education consortium (ELNEC) project, which has trained over 17,000 nurses and impacted over 400,000 people, is a vibrant example of reaching with messages of care, comfort, hope, and expert practice. The chapter also offers a discussion of how compassion in action can be demonstrated, both in the case example offered and also from the reflection of being alongside a grieving father. Betty Ferrell sees empathy, an oft-debated concept in relation to compassion, as the catalyst to a deeper encounter. She makes the call for self-care and some form of spiritual practice which engages the practitioner with the wider dimensions of life, nature, and the wonder of human existence.

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