Combating Compassion Fatigue

  • Combating Wild Poliovirus

    RUNNING HEAD: Combating Wild Poliovirus Combating Wild Poliovirus Peter Schuckert Kaplan University HS315-01 Dr. Jose Fierro March, 28 2012 Combating Wild Poliovirus In this day and age there are vaccines available to prevent a wide variety of diseases. The use of vaccines in a systematic fashion was successful in the eradication of smallpox. This has given many epidemiologists hope that society can eventually

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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

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  • Compassion in World Farming

    Animal Welfare Group: Compassion in World Farming Compassion in World Farming is a group dedicated solely to the cause of ending cruelty in farming. The group was started in 1967, in the house of a farmer, who was appalled by the techniques being used in farming that were cruel and inhumane. Compassion for World Farming has grown increasingly over the years and has had great success in their endeavors. The techniques being used are referred to as factory farming. “Factory farming is the

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  • Combating Childhood Obesity

    Combating Childhood Obesity Charles Mullins ENG 122 Prof. Busby November 26, 2012 Combating Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is an important issue in today’s American society. The Center for Disease Control states that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, n.d.). Certain genetic factors paired with changing lifestyles and culture has produced kids who are generally not as healthy as people were just a few decades ago. Widespread obesity has been the

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Compassion Fatigue James Stangle 2.1.2013 Compassion Fatigue This paper will discuss the problem surrounding compassion fatigue as related to health care providers and their causes. Further discussion will include ways to recognize health care provider compassion fatigue by dialoging specific warning signs that are present before compassion fatigue sets in. Concepts regarding the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of the health care provider will be discussed including the importance

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  • Compassion for Immeasurable Sacrifices

    Compassion for Immeasurable Sacrifices Module 4 Case Study ETH501: Business Ethics Compassion for Immeasurable Sacrifices Introduction The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Of 2008 (ADA), section 902.1, (b) defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs definition of a disabled veteran classifies an individual with a disability rate of 30

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  • Compassion

    brother and I named Pani. The definition of compassion is the deep awareness of the suffering of another. In Barbara Ascher’s essay “On Compassion” she believes that we are not born with compassion. She believes you have to be taught compassion. She also says in her essay that we learn it through adversity. We learn about the suffering of others when we have to go through obstacles ourselves. I agree with Barbara Ascher on where compassion comes from. People are not born with compassion

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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

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  • Compassion

    Mary Stewart Ms. Melissa Joarder English 100 2/13/11 Spare of change? “By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.” In On Compassion by Barbara Lazer Ascher, Ascher recalls a couple of brief encounters with homeless people in New York City that ultimately inform her view on compassion. She wants the readers to think about how we treat others and compare ourselves to the woman with the baby and the homeless man. Asking ourselves if

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  • Fatigue

    related to human factors, of which 20% is fatigue. It is evident that fatigue is a major implement in accidents occurring with the loss of passengers and money in airlines, which is why they are a concern in the aviation industry. The question that most pilots have to face when they have been involved in an accident is whether the accident was caused by a human error or a mechanical failure, most being human errors and this essay will be based on the concept of fatigue as well the risks and

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  • Compassion Fatigue in Nursing

    Compassion Fatigue Keri McDuffie Grand Canyon University: HLT 310 May 29, 2013 Introduction Compassion fatigue was first indentified by Jonson in 1992 when she noticed a group of nurses in the Emergency Department who seemed to have lost their ability to nurture. (Coetzee, Klopper 2010) Compassion fatigue, although identified a decade ago, was never really clarified, defined or explored, leaving nurses predominantly disposition to compassion fatigue unaware of how to identify or how to

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  • Compassion Fatique

    . Addressing the physical needs of the nurse in combating compassion fatigue can be challenging. Nurse that work 12 hour shifts over an 8 day period are less at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. At first working longer shifts might not appeal to nurses. However, working 12 hour shifts allows the nurse longer time off to step away from an environment that can add to compassion fatigue. Also, by not having the nursing staffs rotate between day and night shifts, there is consistency in the

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(1), doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol16No01Man02. Dobbs, K. (2009, December 15). Compassion fatigue: In the workplace. ImproMed E- Newsletter. Retrieved from Fetter, K. L. (2012). One inpatient oncology unit's intervention for recognizing and combating compassion fatigue. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(6), 559-561. Retrieved from Lando, L. (2012, January 3). When nurses

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  • Combatting Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Compassion is defined as a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, or in trouble, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Compassion is a fundamental characteristic needed by health care providers. Compassion is what makes patient care enjoyable; without compassion, patients would begin to feel neglected. There are many different types of health care providers, but the ones who have the most contact with the patients are the nurses. Nurses provide

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  • Compassion

    Another point that needs to be considered is our griever’s compassion towards his fellow co-worker, Mr. Butler. Knowing the uncomfortable relationship between him and Mr. Chevalier, who is the boss, our griever was concerned that Mr.Butler would have a possibility of losing his job although his intention was not realistically harming Mr. Chevalier. Our griever understood that Mr.Butler has been working hard for the university for 15 years and it would be unfair for him to be fired due to Under

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  • Compassion

    Yonatan Senehi 12/4/13 Ms. Dempsey English 21A Final Essay Compassion Emotional feelings between individuals are base on the mindset. Through development of thought for one another, dependent on the anticipation, can be eliminated for the positive or negative. Compassion is an emotion on which we share our feelings for one another. It helps those in need of moral support to be comforted. Compassion requires a person to actually think about someone else’s life vaguely or even in depth

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  • Compassion

    If you look up compassion in the dictionary, you will see the following definition: A deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it. The construct of compassion is not clearly defined in psychological literature. Another definition of compassion is a feeling of sorrow or concern for another person's suffering or need, accompanied by a subsequent desire to alleviate the suffering. Compassion is felt as an emotion: a feeling that anyone may experience at some

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  • Combating and Preventing Delinquency

    Combating and Preventing Delinquency Combating and Preventing Delinquency Juvenile delinquency can exist in any community, regardless of the financial intake of an area. Theories such as the cultural deviance theory have provided some reasoning as to why a teen may become delinquent. In efforts to combat delinquency many communities have implemented alternative education programs and extracurricular activity programs. Alternative programs help teens find the right path to a decent life

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  • Suffering and Compassion

    Suffering and Compassion No one anticipates whether something good or something bad will happen to them. People hope to find the answers to these questions and to relinquish their heart ache that has been given to them, so people look for answers where they cannot be found. Some believe that it is a simple act of nature, luck, and even the power of God that causes pain even though the reason of these occurrences that happen to us cannot be known. When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a

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  • Why Teaching Compassion

    Introduction “At a time when bullying is rampant, it makes more sense to build on the positive by instilling compassion and dealing with kids’ questions about the unfamiliar, rather than simply outlawing behaviours,” author Tim Huff. Tim Huff is the creator of a storybook and discussion guide, titled The Cardboard Shack Under the Bridge, that focuses on teaching elementary school students compassion for people who are homeless. The focus of the material is to encourage children to understand

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  • Alarm Fatigue

    Alarm Fatigue Alarm fatigue is a growing national problem within the health care industry that links medical technology as a serious hazard that poses a significant threat to patient safety within hospitals across the country. Alarm fatigue occurs when nurses encounter an overwhelming amount of alarms thus becoming desensitized to the firing alarms. Alarm desensitization is a multifaceted issue that is related to the number of alarming medical devices, a high false alarm rate, and the lack

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  • Owen’s Poems Reveal Tenderness and Compassion

    Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and compassion towards those whose lives have been destroyed by the war. Discuss. Owen, in his war poetry reveals the awful reality of war and its effect on the young men involved. Given that these men are suffering in treacherous conditions, Owen expresses empathy towards the wretched soldiers who are fighting in a battle which they have little hope of surviving. Owen discloses his sympathy towards these young men by revealing the harsh conditions they live in

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  • Countering Compassion Fatigue: a Requisite Nursing Agenda

    Countering Compassion Fatigue: A Requisite Nursing Agenda Deborah A. Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN Abstract Nurses have a longstanding history of witnessing the tragedy experienced by patients and families; however, their own reactions to profound loss and premature death have not been systematically addressed. There is a paucity of research describing interventions to prevent or minimize the ramifications of repeated exposure to traumatic events in the clinical workplace. Compassion

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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

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    COMPASSION FATIGUE and THE PATH to RENEWAL Presenters: Kathy Hoppe, D.Min. and Loretta Oldfield, RN COMPASSION FATIGUE and THE PATH to RENEWAL Presenters: Kathy Hoppe, D.Min. and Loretta Oldfield, RN 1. Introductions 3. Learning to Juggle 4. Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met. Barbara Walters Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have

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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

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  • Compassion

    The different experience of each one of us throughout our lives based on culture and the upcoming of us will have us define compassion and look at it differently. Sometimes we get so busy in life growing up trying to build a family or a career or etc… but that fast paced life has evolved our way of thinking about life and others and have hardens our emotion and compassion towards others simply because we don’t have time to think about those things. Compassion is connecting, sharing, feeling and

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  • Combating the Aggressive Life Style Inventory

    Combating the Aggressive Life Style Inventory and Gaining Success in the Workplace Glenn R November 9, 2014 MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior Dr. Barbara Vallera Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University Abstract This paper explores the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) assessment and pitfalls of the competitive and approval management styles. In this evaluation, I also examine strengths and impacts of these styles. Specifically, how they can be utilized to

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  • Compasion Fatigue

    , 2014). WAYS TO BEAT COMPASSION FATIGUE Recognizing that there is a problem and getting appropriate help is the first step to combating compassion fatigue for nurses and health care workers. Talk it out: Vent out to get your frustration of your chest, talk to the right people that may include friends, family, therapist if your employer provides such services. Deep seeded issues that you are not aware of yet may be identified. Expressing your feeling will help your get to the route

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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

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  • Combating Congestion Utilizing Adaptive Traffic Signal Systems

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS 1 Combating Congestion Utilizing Adaptive Traffic Signal Systems Gregory Blazina University of St Francis MBAD 656 – Transportation Management & Economics Donald Maier PH.D. August 10, 2007 TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS 2 Abstract Traffic congestion is an inescapable problem in large

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  • Alarm Fatigue

    Monitor Alarm Fatigue: The Effect on Nursing Care Monitor Alarm Fatigue: The Effect on Nursing Care Upon entering any busy hospital one can expect to hear an unpleasant uproar of alarm sounds. Bells, beeps, and chimes are all part of the noise-polluted environment that medical staff endures every day. A study of alarms at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, revealed a total of more than “350 alarms per patient per day” (Sendelbach & Funk, 2013, p. 378). Many medical

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  • Combating Ptsd

    COMBATING POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER Unit 6 Project John Doe CM107 I. Introduction: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be treated with therapy or medication. II. Any person that has been through a traumatic experience can experience PTSD. III. There are several therapy options available for people with PTSD IV. In addition to therapy; medication is available to help treat the symptoms of PTSD. V. Conclusion After twelve years of continuous war the

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  • Compassion Fatigue Brochure

    A Tool to Help Heath Care 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

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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Kristina Morgan ITT Technical Institute Ms. Gesicki October 11, 2015 Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, although there are many theories — ranging from viral infections to psychological stress. Some experts believe

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  • Fatigue Control Method

    Fatigue Wear Control Method Lowering the coefficient of friction between two contact surface is the most effective way of preventing fatigue-based wear. The surface traction forces are insufficient for delamination in sliding or contact fatigue in rolling to occur if low coefficient friction. Another important aspect in controlling fatigue wear in both sliding and rolling is the material “cleanliness”. Clean material with with minimum imperfections should be selected for sliding and rolling

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  • Muscle Fatigue

    Muscle Fatigue: An Athletes Worst Nightmare Aschton Pitts English 101, Section 101 Ms. Kate Lavia-Bagley November 3, 2011 Muscle Fatigue: Chunks of bright green grass fly through the air. A man named Jimmy continuously digs his cleats into the ground. Jimmy is a professional soccer player who continuously strains his body to the max. He runs down a one-hundred-twenty yard field for ninety minutes straight-with little to no downtime. Blood, sweat and tears

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  • Compassion

    Compassion Alone Isn’t Enough, We Must Act Robert Thurman, “Wisdom” The practice of compassion is central to almost every religion around the world. But I don’t think as individuals we seem to know what compassion truly is; we imagine that it means to feel pity for somebody, whereas the meaning of this word is "to feel with", realizing at a deeper level that we share the same human predicament. As the famous Robert Thurman once said, “One thing we mustn't think is that compassion makes

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  • Compassion Fatigue Interventions

    Patient Services/Intensive Care Nurses/Compassion Fatigue Intervention/BESt 173 Best Evidence Statement (BESt) Date: July 17, 2013 Title: Decreasing Compassion Fatigue* among Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses Using Self-Care Skills* and Compassion Fatigue Training* Clinical Question: P (Population/Problem) I (Intervention) C (Comparison) O (Outcome) Among pediatric intensive care nurses does functional knowledge of compassion fatigue and the practice of self-care skills, compared

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  • Combating Global Crime

    Combating Global Crime Global crime is an issue that must be addressed for the safety of individuals over the world. Global crime is seen through the spread of drug cartels, smuggling rings that focus in human trafficking and weapons trading, and organized crime groups that have taken business dealing to international levels. Many countries are pledging to crack down on crime in their areas and to cooperate with other countries more closely than they did in the past. Worries that mobs and

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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

    Grand Canyon University - HLT 310V Spirituality in Healthcare February 20, 2011 Introduction A state experienced by those helping people in distress; it is an extreme 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

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Running head: COMPASSION FATIGUE: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Caregiver Kimberly Flowers Grand Canyon University Spirituality in Health Care HLT-310V Patricia Mullen March 24, 2012 Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Caregiver Introduction Compassion represents an “acknowledgement of another’s suffering and is accompanied by the expression of a desire to ease or end that suffering.” (Van der

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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

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  • Fatigue Countermeasures Program for Nurses

    Theoretical Framework a. The study framework is not clearly identified; however, a tentative theory is proposed since a tentative theory “has had minimal exposure to critique by the discipline, and has had little testing” (Burns & Grove, 2009). b. The discussion of the conceptual framework is limited to the model of impaired sleep. The linking of the concept of impaired sleep to independent variables of the Fatigue countermeasures program for nurses (FCMPN). The major study concepts include

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    related to compassion fatigue? They are somewhat related do to the fact that they both effect the caregiver, are almost a silent disorder because it forces them to keep to themselves, and it is a direct reflection of something that occurred second party. This is how I believe they are both related. 4) What do you feel are some of the main challenges that clinicians face when coming to terms with the silencing response? The emerging field of traumatology has many of the therapists

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Differences in Competencies Between ADN’s and BSN’s Janice M. Montoya Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V Professional Dynamics January 14, 2012 Montoya Page 1 Introduction Nursing is a profession that is ever changing. Early historian nurses are accountable for many of the changes and progression that we see today. We as well are equally responsible for this progression of the nursing profession. One example of the progression

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  • Occupational Therapy and Compassion Fatigue: How to Help the Caregiver Get Care

    Occupational Therapy and Compassion Fatigue: How to help the caregiver get care By Randi Johnson Hanson MSRS, OTR/L The topic of “Compassion Fatigue” has been a hot topic within the caregiving profession of nursing in the past decade. Joinson (1992) defines compassion fatigue as “a unique and expanded form of burnout in which the environmental stressors of the workplace coupled with the patient’s physical and emotional needs contributes to the caregiver becoming tired, depressed, angry

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  • Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Workers

    Compassion Fatigue . . Lewin (1996) described compassion as a complex emotion that enables health care providers to sustain themselves in emotional balance while holding their patients’ despair in one hand and their hopefulness in the other hand. (Bush, 2009) Compassion fatigue is caused by empathy. It is a natural consequence from stress resulting from caring for and helping traumatized or suffering people. All health care providers are at major risk for compassion fatigue, and

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