Kursens undervisningsperiod

  • 1 (2022-08-01 till 2022-10-23)
  • 2 (2022-10-24 till 2022-12-31)
  • 3 (2023-01-01 till 2023-03-19)
  • 4 (2023-03-20 till 2023-07-31)


Övriga studier








5 sp


The aim of the course is to increase the students'
knowledge of compassion at work, both in their
field and others. Another objective is to develop
a mindset that is sensitive to the needs of others
and self with regard to compassion and emotional
labor. A third aim is to introduce and develop
practical skills that will aid students in
becoming compassionate co-workers, and contribute
to compassionate working environments.


After completing the course the student:
- has gained a theoretical as well as practical
understanding of the main concepts: compassion,
empathy, sympathy, ethics, and empathy fatigue
- can analyze everyday situations, life domains,
and work contexts where compassion is needed
- demonstrates increased awareness of the
important role of compassion at work from three
distinct perspectives: for one's own well-being,
for the well-being of others, as well as for
- has learned to appreciate the benefits of
learning from the best practices of other
- can understand why compassion can be taxing on
an individual and what emotional labor is
- can understand what emotion regulation is and
know of emotion regulation techniques and coping
strategies to help sustain one´s own well-being

- can reflect on the ethical aspects of situations
where compassion is needed
- can understand their personal experiences of
compassion in relation to theoretical knowledge
and the experiences from other professions


The course is a non-stop online course with
ItsLearning as the platform. Students take part in
the course individually according to their
schedule. It consists of two parts, the first is
3ECTS, and the second 2ECTS. The first one
consists of five modules that introduce basic
theory and concepts relating to compassion in the
workplace. The second part consists of one module
where the student produces a personal video
testimony that recounts a personal experience and
observation of compassion.

The first part (3ECTS) modules 1-5 consists of
readings and screenings of lectures and taped
interviews tailored for the course, followed by a
test for each module. The modules introduce
different aspects of compassion and related
topics, such as emotional labor, ethical
considerations, and well-being from different
professional contexts.

In the second part (2ECTS) each student produces a
personal video testimony of a personal experience
of compassion. The course concludes with a written
reflection on compassion.



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Course literature:

Module 1:
Compassion at Work:
Dutton, J.E. & Worline M.C. (2017) Awakening
Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates
People and Organizations. Berreth-Kohler.

Module 2:

Module 3:
Crowe L. Identifying the risk of compassion
fatigue, improving compassion satisfaction and
building resilience in emergency medicine. Emerg
Med Australas. 2016 Feb;28(1):106-8. doi:
10.1111/1742-6723.12535. Epub 2016 Jan 16. PMID:

Sheppard K. (2015). Compassion fatigue among
registered nurses: connecting theory and research.
Applied nursing research : ANR, 28(1), 57?59.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2014.10.007 Extern länk
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ Extern länk

Module 4:
Nåls eller Höijer

Module 5:


  • Projekt- och produktionsarbete/konstnärlig verksamhet - 54 timmar
  • Självstudier - 27 timmar
  • Nätbaserade - 54 timmar


  • Kursens totala antal arbetstimmar: 135 timmar
  • Varav självstyrda studieformer: 135 timmar
  • Varav schemalagda studier: 0 timmar


Flerformsundervisning (delvis nätundervisning handledd eller självstudier)


To pass the course the student should pass Modules
1-5 (3ECTS) or optionally 1-6 (5 ECTS)
The course is graded as pass/fail.


  • Eronen Lotta
  • Gray Pamela
  • Nåls Jan


Nåls Jan

Antal kursplatser

Ingen begränsning (40 studenter anmälda)

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Kursens tidtabell

The course is a non-stop online course. The platform
is ItsLearning. The course will be available from
1.9.2022 onwards, and must be completed during the
study year 2022-23.


2022-08-10 till 2023-05-31

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