PALEY, John (2015). Absent bystanders and cognitive dissonance: A comment on Timmins and de Vries. Nurse Education Today, 35 (4), 543-548.Full text not available from this repository.
Timmins & de Vries are more sympathetic to my editorial than other critics, but they take issue with the details. They doubt whether the bystander phenomenon applies to Mid Staffs nurses; they believe that cognitive dissonance is a better explanation of why nurses fail to behave compassionately; and they think that I am 'perhaps a bit rash' to conclude that 'teaching compassion may be fruitless'. In this comment, I discuss all three points. I suggest that the bystander phenomenon is irrelevant; that Timmins & de Vries give an incomplete account of cognitive dissonance; and that it isn't rash to propose that educating nurses 'for compassion' is a red herring. Additionally, I comment on the idea that I wish to mount a 'defence of healthcare staff'. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||Jill Hazard|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2015 11:28|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2015 11:28|
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