Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care

  • Bridges, Jackie (PI)
  • Lee, Kellyn (Research Leader)
  • Frankland, Jane (Research Leader)
  • Griffiths, Peter (PI)
  • Young, Alexandra (Team Member)
  • Fullegar, Leah (Team Member)

Project Details


This study was led by Professor Jackie Bridges and produced a training and development programme validated over time in different care environments. This project aimed to develop an intervention that encouraged staff to feel valued and cared for, as being a valued member of a team encourages nursing staff to provide more compassionate care.

The programme was then piloted and validated in a variety of care settings.

Key findings

Staff were eager to participate in the project and successfully implemented the programme. This had a positive impact on staff well-being and patient care. External factors such as task-focused organisational culture mitigated the opportunities for staff to implement the programme.

Effective start/end date15/04/1531/12/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being