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A bold, original book that sheds new light on our understanding of the role courage plays in healthcare. Critically analysing both the positive and negative implications of the presence of courage in delivering care, the authors present literature, theory, and detailed examples from practice, including whistleblower’s own accounts of courage-demanding situations. With a view to promoting better patient outcomes, well-being for practitioners, and support for those who feel compelled to ‘speak out’ and challenge bad practice, Courage in Healthcare is an invaluable resource for any healthcare practitioner working in the NHS today, a rallying call and a practical guide.
Chapter 4: Courage to Live and Die
Courage to Live and Die
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
The phenomenon of courage in living and dying has been explored in philosophy, theology, literature, and other fields of inquiry mainly rooted in the humanities. An issue is to bridge this with the experiences within health and social care. Previous research has not often been directed toward a description and exploration of courage, although coping, compassion, caring and other experiences integral to the clinician–patient relationship have been examined. The holistic view of the complex effect of interacting influences on the individual patient is often overlooked. Life experiences during the course of life, anticipating death and reacting to someone’s death ...