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    What can it be like to lose the life of a loved one to an institution? Clinical care is currently running the risk of burying its head in the sand of less than adequate regulators, and being dehumanised in a swathe of bureaucracy. It struck me recently that the 6Cs of nursing, which arose from NHS England’s “Compassion in practice”, can be, to some extent, applied to patients as well as clinicians.   [graphic source] The 6Cs are: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. One of my issues is that, while the 6Cs are elegantly branded and themselves slickly […]
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