Original ArticlesTo a Centrality of Compassion Operationalizing the Emancipatory Theory of CompassionConstantinides, Shannon M. PhD, FNP-C, MSN, RN; Georges, Jane M. PhD, RN Author Information Rock Harbor Research Institute, LLC, Key Largo, Florida, and Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence, Colorado Springs (Dr Constantinides); and Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, California (Dr Georges). Correspondence: Shannon M. Constantinides, PhD, FNP-C, MSN, RN, Rock Harbor Research Institute, LLC, 13 Corrine Place, Key Largo, FL 33037 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 2 - p 114-126 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000411 Buy Metrics Abstract The emancipatory theory of compassion, created by Dr Jane Georges, assumes the universality of suffering (physical, psychoemotional, socioeconomic, or biopolitical), and the means by which suffering can be alleviated: compassion. The theory also assumes that nurses can knowingly or unknowingly create environments in which suffering is perpetuated. Through critical review of Georges' work and major caring theories, an operationalized model was developed with which nurses may frame inquiry and practice focused on compassion, the alleviation of suffering through the deconstruction of power relations, and the promotion of health equity, social justice, and human rights. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.