Is nursing in England experiencing a fundamental moral crisis? A number of recent high-profile reports about the state of nursing care in English hospitals certainly add weight to this argument; however, although the intense media attention on the decline of compassion in nursing has highlighted some of the issues, it has neither explained the underlying causes nor signalled a realistic solution. In this timely and important book, a collection of expert authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience examine the multitude of areas that need to be understood, and issues that must be addressed, before the policy recommendations triggered by the latest furore can be realised. These include: • Policy perspectives on compassion• Analysis of the historical roots of the concept of compassion• Examination of compassion in a contemporary nursing context, including patients' perspectives• The organisation of services to deliver compassion• Approaches to supporting staff to provide compassionate care.Compassion in nursing has become an issue of national attention in England; however, there has been a tendency for sensationalised reports to win out over analysis. This book explores the issues involved in more detail and depth. It is an essential resource for nursing students, practising nurses and health service managers, and anyone else interested in creating a compassionate health service.
Originally appearing in The Compassion Box by Pema, the lojong cards featured in this boxed set have been used and cherished by many Buddhist practitioners and spiritual seekers of all sorts for years. Now these popular cards are available in a stand-alone format, priced to appeal to gift givers and impulse buyers. Lojong is a classic set of Buddhist teachings or slogans from the Tibetan tradition for cultivating positive qualities in one's life, such as compassion, fearlessness, altruism, and happiness. And interest in this practice has been growing--originally popularized in the West with such books as Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Start Where You Are. In this card set, Pema's commentaries on the reverse of each card offer her uniquely accessible insights on how to make the teachings really workable in one's life. It will make for a perfect gift to anyone seeking spiritual inspiration, both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
This book examines how the early Christian elite articulated and cultivated the affective dimensions of compassion in a Roman world that promoted emotional tranquillity as the path to human flourishing. Drawing upon a wide range of early Christians from both east and west, Wessel situates each author in the broader cultural and intellectual context. The reader is introduced to the diverse conditions in which Christians felt and were urged to feel compassion in exemplary ways, and in which warnings were sounded against the possibilities for distortion and exploitation. Wessel argues that the early Christians developed literary methods and rhetorical techniques to bring about appropriate emotional responses to human suffering. Their success in this regard marks the beginning of affective compassion as a Christian virtue. Comparison with early modern and contemporary philosophers and ethicists further demonstrates the intrinsic worth of the early Christian understanding of compassion.
The job performance and productivity levels of local government staff in Nigeria have always been a great cause for concern.This study therefore critically and empirically explores the training and development programmes provided for Lokoja local government council staff.The study reveals that training needs assessment and training evaluation which are the central thematic elements of the systematic model of training are treated with levity in the training configuration of the local government.Also, the study shows that training effectiveness benchmarks such as the 'frequency','timing','balance' and 'relevance'of training programmes are adversely affected by the non-systematic approach to training in the case-study local government council.Establishing a nexus between the systematic approach to training and the aforementioned yardsticks of effective training makes this discourse absolutely imperative for local government administrators in Nigeria as well as researchers and training experts globally.
Adolescent reckless behavior is a major concern for society because it leads to the three most common causes of mortality for this age group. Body image and self-esteem have been proposed as constructs that have an effect on adolescents' participation in reckless behavior. Self-esteem, however, has been garnering criticism in recent years for promoting narcissism and downward social comparison with others. Self-compassion is an alternative to self- esteem that focuses on accepting oneself and having feelings of common humanity. This report examines the literature to build a foundation for studies that would measure reckless behavior in adolescents, and look at the effects of self-compassion, self- esteem, and body image.
This case study maps out the process of a training intervention in an organization. It explains the need for training, expected performance rate, performance gap, and the ensuing training approaches. The case, in a concise book format explores and details the training design, organizational outcomes, training methodology, implementation, and evaluation. In a nutshell, this book provides a practical training guide with requisite background and theory. All names and locations have been disguised for confidentiality and privacy.
The result of several months of field and library research, this study examines the extent by which vocational training programmes are effective in increasing workforce employability in the Egyptian context. The fact that informal vocational training remains widely common in Egypt developed the interest to explore which type of training has better outcomes on laborers. The research highlights the importance of vocational training as a vital tool for poverty alleviation, in addition to comparing the status of informally and formally- trained workers and examining which type of training improves their living and working conditions. The research provides answers to a number of questions including; what is the importance of vocational training in the process of development?; what are the major differences between formal and informal training methods?; which type of training is more efficient in creating employability?; and others. The study was further illustrated by a case study in which the efficiency and effectiveness of a selected vocational training programme that was conducted in a poor area in Cairo was examined.
Farmers Training Center based modular training was designed by Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to produce skilled farmers that can transform the country’s agricultural production from subsistence to market oriented production system. However, women participation in the training found to be low due to social, economic and cultural barriers in the study area. Participants and Non-Participants in the training were selected using systematic random sampling method. The study results revealed that family labor, information seeking behavior and extension contact had significant and positive influence, while women reproductive role and distance of residence from the center significantly and negatively influence on women farmers participation in modular training. The result from qualitative data revealed that illiteracy, lack of facilities, lack of awareness and absence of needs assessment were the challenges of women farmers participation in the training. Therefore, policy makers and NGOs should address barriers of women participation in modular training and the challenges of women farmers in modular training programs in Farmers Training Centers.
Identifying areas for training in professional disciplines is important in training competent health professionals.With new ideas, new trends and management of diseases,current practices in health, curriculum developers and educators need to focus on training competent health professionals.The book describe how competencies for training Physiotherapists were identified and derived from broad areas of competences. The book targets curriculum planners and developers in Health professions program,training institutions in developing world, medical educators, researchers and physiotherapists involved in education and health professional training. A curriculum for training Physiotherapists should be flexible in order to cope with new knowledge and with current technological innovations and changes in health practices. When new areas for training are identified and for additions into the existing curriculum, training at higher level is recommended. Current innovations in teaching and learning methods is recommended. The training should prepare health professionals to be competent and lifelong learners.Suggestions on how to implement a competency-based curriculum is also presented.
Training is one of the interventions that can be used in improving the performance of an enterprise. However, many entrepreneurs have tended to underestimate the importance of training in the success their enterprises. This book provides an insight into factors that influence entrepreneurs in micro and small enterprises in training. It discusses the extent to which the entreprenuers transfer knowledge, skills and attitudes that they have acquired through training directly to their jobs and indirectly to their employees. The contribution of these two approaches of training to job application is analysed using the direct and indirect transfer model developed by the author. This discussion should be especially useful to professionals in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs and policy makers seeking to develop the micro and small enterprise sector.
This book offers new approaches in conflict management training by evolving a conceptual framework that emphasizes curriculum responsiveness and competency based training. It is ideal for all those involved in peace, conflict and security studies.It captures conflict as a complex process requiring meta-approaches to empower communities to positively resolve conflicts. Training must focus on these issues in order to empower administrators with skills in conflict resolution.