Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Sime, Caroline; Collins, Stephen
  • Source:
    British Journal of Community Nursing (BR J COMMUNITY NURS), Dec2019; 24(12): 580-584. (5p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Project Manager for Building on the Best, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, Edinburgh
      Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In recent years, tackling loneliness has become the focus of increased scholarly debate, social intervention and the development of international policy. One response to the 'epidemic of loneliness' has been the development of the compassionate communities model. The diversity of compassionate communities approaches has led to scholars such as Allan Kellehear (2005; 2017) to highlight a lack of a cohesive underpinning theory to support and drive policy development. In this paper, we propose the use of 'collective memory' as a novel approach to linking loneliness, memory and identity in a way that draws out conceptual links between the role compassionate communities play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. We suggest that the service-led approach that seeks to identify and transpose strategies from one community to another is ineffective; instead, we emphasise the need to develop bespoke community-centred models that can be used by community nurses.
    • Journal Subset:
      Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; Public Health; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      1462-4753
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815827
    • Publication Date:
      20191207
    • Publication Date:
      20191212
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580
    • Accession Number:
      140084325
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SIME, C.; COLLINS, S. Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness. British Journal of Community Nursing, [s. l.], v. 24, n. 12, p. 580–584, 2019. DOI 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=140084325&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 25 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sime C, Collins S. Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019;24(12):580-584. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580.
    • APA:
      Sime, C., & Collins, S. (2019). Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness. British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(12), 580–584. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sime, Caroline, and Stephen Collins. 2019. “Compassionate Communities and Collective Memory: A Conceptual Framework to Address the Epidemic of Loneliness.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24 (12): 580–84. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580.
    • Harvard:
      Sime, C. and Collins, S. (2019) ‘Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness’, British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(12), pp. 580–584. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sime, C & Collins, S 2019, ‘Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness’, British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 580–584, viewed 25 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sime, Caroline, and Stephen Collins. “Compassionate Communities and Collective Memory: A Conceptual Framework to Address the Epidemic of Loneliness.” British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 580–584. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sime, Caroline, and Stephen Collins. “Compassionate Communities and Collective Memory: A Conceptual Framework to Address the Epidemic of Loneliness.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24, no. 12 (December 2019): 580–84. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.12.580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sime C, Collins S. Compassionate communities and collective memory: a conceptual framework to address the epidemic of loneliness. British Journal of Community Nursing [Internet]. 2019 Dec [cited 2020 Feb 25];24(12):580–4. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=140084325&custid=s6224580