Combating Compassion Fatigue

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue April 05, 2012 Introduction Helping others is what health care is all about. When you have a calling or a passion to care for others and to help them, you should truly be a care giver. But the very thing that draws us to be a care taker and helping others in their time of need can be what cause us to be exhausted, disappointed, and unable to cope at times and burned out. I am talking about compassion fatigue. We will talk about what CF is, what causes it and

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    Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Christina Churu Grand Canyon University Spirituality in Health Care HLT 310 V August 12, 2012 Combating Compassion Fatigue (Gilmore, 2012) states that compassion fatigue is not just being overwhelmed by the demands of the job but that it is a behavioral response that usually occurs to people who are constantly helping people who are sick and suffering .Nursing is a caring profession and people are drawn to the profession because they love to care and to

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    Combatting Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for Caregivers and Professionals Grand Canyon University HLT 310V Gail M Biggers 3/7/2011 1 Ms Marie Armbruster March 6, 2011 3/7/2011 2 Health care professionals and care givers devote their time caring for others and often forget to care for themselves. The end result is the conditions known as “burnout” or “ compassion fatigue”. The care giver and health care professional can take steps to prevent fatigue and mend their physical and

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    Compasion Fatigue

    Compassion is a principal element of nursing. It’s an innate response to react with compassion when observing the emotional and physical turmoil of another human being. It is an imperative characteristic of a successful and effectual nurse. Compassion fatigue is a peculiar condition with healthcare givers and those in the healthcare. People or health care providers who are taking care of others, trying to handle stressful situations are especially susceptible to compassion fatigue. While compassion

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    Healthcare Burnout

    Dealing with Compassion Fatigue Being a nurse is the best, most rewarding career in existence! I thank God every day that I have found my passion in life. However, it is equally the most physically and mentally draining job there is. At the end of a twelve hour day, there is often times nothing left for myself or my family. Compassion fatigue is a real challenge that plagues all nurses. No one is invincible. Combining the stresses of life at home with the stresses of simply being a nurse

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