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  1. Anna Baverstock1,
  2. Fiona Finlay2
  1. 1 Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton, UK
  2. 2 Community Child Health Dept, Virgin Care Ltd, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Baverstock, Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK; Anna.baverstock{at}

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Compassion can be

a quiet hand to hold or

loud laughter and song.

Compassionate care is what we all aspire to receive and deliver. At its heart is empathy, respect and kindness. Most of us remember how we were treated and how we were made to feel, rather than …

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