Show Summary Details
Page of

Julia Downing—Seeds sown 

Julia Downing—Seeds sown
Julia Downing—Seeds sown

Philip J Larkin

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 September 2021

Julia Downing’s experience in palliative care spans the UK, Europe, and, most significantly, Africa. As one of three contributors to this book from that continent and as a nurse, she provides a reflective presentation of the skills and attributes that nursing brings to the topic of compassionate care. From her examples of work in Africa and Serbia, the contribution of the skilled expert in palliative care nursing is presented. The importance of her Christian faith is evident in her descriptions of reaching out to the challenge of palliative and end-of-life care in low-resource countries. Julia Downing argues that compassion is not just for others but also for ourselves, and that we are intimately connected to each other by virtue of being members of the human race.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.