As a nurse, you may have heard of the 6C’s of nursing throughout your career. The 6C’s of nursing were created in 2012 by Professor Jane Cummings when she launched the ‘Compassion in Practice’ 3-year strategy for nursing, midwifery and care workers. The aim of the strategy was to focus on the core essence of what great care means for clients and what can be implemented to improve care further for those delivering it and receiving it.
What are the 6C’s of nursing?
The 6C’s of nursing are care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. The 6 values are embedded in the healthcare industry and enable nurses to deliver compassionate, person-centred care driven by the 6C’s. The values can be defined as:
Care is the core value of the 6C’s and focuses on the care delivered to individuals. Care is what defines the work of care providers across the healthcare industry. The people receiving the care expect it to be right at all times, no matter their age, requirements or needs.
Compassion focuses on how the care is delivered to clients. It should be delivered ‘compassionately’ by compassionate adult nurses and paediatric nurses with the needs and requirements of the individual receiving the care in mind.
Competence is about the expertise and clinical knowledge of those delivering the compassionate care to people with a range of conditions. Competence focuses on those in care roles and their ability to be person-centred in their approach to meeting the individual needs of those under their care.
Communication is the key to success in care. It leads to strong professional relationships and effective team building. Communication comes hand in hand with active listening. Listening is just as important as the conversations nurses have in their day-to-day roles.
Courage is a value resilient nurses display in their roles. Courage is what enables nurses to embrace challenges and opportunities to ensure the people requiring care receive the right care in the right place, the first time, every time.
Commitment is the final value that emphasises the importance of nurses being committed to the people they care for. As a nurse, you must be committed to providing exceptional care to your clients to ensure they have the best possible outcome and experience.
How can I use the 6C’s in my nursing role?
In your nursing role, you should strive to encompass the 6C’s in every aspect of your nursing job. Delivering care with the 6C’s in mind can lead to effective and safe delivery of care and provide a better experience for those receiving your care.
Whether you’re and adult nurse or paediatric nurse, the 6C’s of nursing are applicable in all nursing roles. There will be situations that will occur throughout your nursing career that will test you but it’s important to remember the 6C’s are there to guide you in each of your nursing jobs.
By providing compassionate care, consistent communication and displaying courage and competence, you will naturally demonstrate your commitment to your clients through the care you deliver.
Nursing jobs with Pulse Nursing at Home
We’re always looking to grow our team of compassionate adult nurses and paediatric nurses to deliver exceptional care to our clients with the 6C’s in mind.
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