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An exploration of the 6Cs as a set of values for nursing practice

Baillie, Lesley (2017). An exploration of the 6Cs as a set of values for nursing practice. British Journal of Nursing, 26(10) pp. 558–563.

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Abstract

In 2012, after several high profile cases of poor quality care in England and concerns about a lack of compassion and a need to refocus on values, the Department of Health (DH) in England published a new strategy for nursing, midwifery and care staff: ‘Compassion in practice’. The strategy included the 6Cs (care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment) and in the follow-on framework, produced by NHS England in 2016, the 6Cs are included again. This article explains the background to the 6Cs and highlights the other values frameworks that nurses and midwives must work within too. Nursing theorists have studied caring extensively and the earlier set of 6Cs, produced by a Canadian nurse, Sister Simone Roach, is explained within this article. The meaning of the DH’s 6Cs is then explored in detail with reference to previous research and nursing theory.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 MA Healthcare Ltd.
ISSN: 0966-0461
Keywords: Care; Nursing; Compassion; Values; 6Cs
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 49593
Depositing User: Lesley Baillie
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 13:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49593
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