Combating Compassion Fatigue

Page 1 of 5 - About 46 Essays
  • Free Essay

    Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Kadijatu Lewis Grand Canyon University: HLT.310V April 14th, 2013 Nursing is an emotional, physical spiritual and hard work. It is also rewarding and most times satisfying. Nurses witness pain and suffering of others daily, resulting in increase risk for emotional stress. Nurses also work under demanding conditions related to budget constraints, and short staff resulting in increase workload. Compassion fatigue is the last stage of compassion discomfort

    Words: 1031 - Pages: 5

  • Free Essay

    Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Running head: COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE Module 4: Combating Compassion Fatigue Pamela Hartwell-Cooper Grand Canyon University: HLT 310V Spirituality in Health Care May 13, 2012 Combating Compassion Fatigue The purpose of this paper is to discuss the significance of Compassion Fatigue (CF) and its effects in the

    Words: 1813 - Pages: 8

  • Premium Essay

    Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Healthcare providers are at increased risk for compassion fatigue (CF), which has also been called secondary traumatic stress, second hand shock syndrome, secondary stress reaction, and vicarious trauma (ABA, 2011). Compassion fatigue begins to become an issue when caregivers give too much of themselves to others and neglect to provide for their own needs. Neglecting one’s personal needs can be harmful, leading to destructive behaviors and patterns, such as over indulgence and increased sick calls

    Words: 1506 - Pages: 7

  • Free Essay

    Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Combatting Compassion Fatigue LC Grand Canyon University: HLT 310 June 15, 2014 Combatting Compassion Fatigue Compassion is the core value of the caregiver’s work, and that the essence of compassion is what gives nursing its soulfulness, staying power, and healing resources (Bush, 2009). As health care workers overtime caring and helping patients that are suffering or traumatized can have a toll on us, and this can lead to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can suddenly render nurses

    Words: 1323 - Pages: 6

  • Free Essay

    Fatigue

    Combating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Care Givers and Pr0 0 0 0Share x Download PresentationCommentsYour comment has been successfully placed! You already posted comment on this presentation. Comments are disabled! Comment deleted successfully Added: 07-04-2010 Views: 8684Add to Favorites Feature This! Innappropiate Please Login to flag this presentation! Your inappropriate request is sent successfully! Failed to send your inappropiate request!

    Words: 549 - Pages: 3

  • Free Essay

    Compassion Fatigue Brochure

    Professionals Cope A Tool to Help Heath Care Professionals Cope Compassion Fatigue Compassion Fatigue What is Compassion Fatigue? Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled: Compassion Fatigue. This used to be labeled as burnout and is a deep physical, emotional

    Words: 2121 - Pages: 9

  • Premium Essay

    Compassion Fatigue

    state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it is traumatizing for the helper. (Chapman 2007). Definition • Compassion : Sorrow for the suffering or trouble of others accompanied by the urge to help. • Fatigue : is physical and or mental exhaustion. Causes of Compassion Fatigue • Someone highly task and goal oriented. • • • • • A perfectionist. An individual who tends to be overly critical but cannot stand criticism. An inability

    Words: 394 - Pages: 2

  • Free Essay

    Compassion Fatigue

    Week 5 1) Considering that burnout has been related to the amount and type of work done along with the type of work that you do or hope to do, are you at risk for burnout? Why? No, I do not believe that I am a candidate for burnout. I work with children and they change every year and there is never a dull moment so it doesn’t become monotone, boring, and repitious, which all is a clear description of burnout. 2) Describe some of the effects that secondary traumatic stress can have

    Words: 824 - Pages: 4

  • Free Essay

    Nursing

    state of emotional exhaustion caused by the stresses of one’s job, responsibilities, work environment or lack of support. * Compassion Fatigue Syndrome: * A physical, emotional and spiritual fatigue or exhaustion that takes over a person and causes a decline in their ability to experience joy or feel and care for others. * Phases of Compassion Fatigue: * Idealist Phase: A. Motivated by idealism B. Ready to serve & problem solve C. Desires to contribute &

    Words: 610 - Pages: 3

  • Free Essay

    Assignment

    is only self-awareness about the care towards patients. This course provides a wide opportunity to develop mastery in skills of nursing which help us to learn modern nursing with feelings of compassion and trust. For me compassion and trust are two words which are very closely co related. For me, Compassion is about providing whole care which exhibits empathy, sympathy, trust, respect and self-esteem, but moreover, it is how the patient feels about the care they receive. Compassionate care is reflection

    Words: 775 - Pages: 4

Previous
Page   1 2 3 4 5