These are all papers published in the wake of the Francis Report, the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. The Report was published on February 6th 2013. That afternoon, I was at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, awaiting cataract surgery. The waiting room television was tuned to the BBC News channel, and it was pretty much wall-to-wall Francis. I don’t remember much about the broadcast, thanks to a fairly high degree of anxiety about the procedure. But I must have absorbed some of it, and I think it helped to spark my interest.
Cognition and the compassion deficit: the social psychology of helping behaviour in nursing. Nursing Philosophy 15(4), 274-287 (2014). Abstract
Social psychology and the compassion deficit. Nurse Education Today, 33(12), 1451-1452 (2013). pdf
Compassion and the fundamental attribution error: a reply to Rolfe & Gardner. Nurse Education Today, 35(3), 474-479 (2015). pdf
Francis, fatalism and the fundamental attribution error: a reply to Philip Darbyshire. Nurse Education Today, 35(3), 468-473 (2015). pdf
Absent bystanders and cognitive dissonance: a comment on Timmins & de Vries. Nurse Education Today 36(4), 543-548 (2015). pdf
Nurse Education Today has produced a learning resource which can be found here.
The resource consists of the various articles published by NET in response to my original editorial/opinion piece. Unfortunately, “Cognition and the compassion deficit: the social psychology of helping behaviour in nursing”, which is a much fuller statement of my position (published in Nursing Philosophy), is not included.