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Table 2 Categories, themes, and subthemes

From: Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature

Categories Themes Subthemes
Perspectives on compassion and compassionate behaviour Nature of compassion Conceptualizing compassion
Temporal aspects
Development of compassion Antecedents of compassion
Cultivating compassion
Interpersonal factors associated with compassion in the clinical setting Relational factors
Clinical communication
Action and practical compassion  
Barriers and enablers to compassionate care Educational barriers
Practice setting barriers
Outcomes of compassionate care  
Compassion interventions Clinical interventions  
Educational interventions