Varied factors impact nurse compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction

This article originally appeared here.
Many Factors Impact RN Compassion Fatigue, Satisfaction
Many Factors Impact RN Compassion Fatigue, Satisfaction

(HealthDay News) -- Multiple factors can impact levels of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction among nurses, according to a study published in the August issue of Critical Care Nurse.

Noting that the balance between satisfaction from providing compassionate care and fatigue is considered professional quality of life, Tara L. Sacco, R.N., from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and colleagues examined the prevalence of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in adult, pediatric, and neonatal critical care nurses. Two hundred twenty-one nurses were surveyed to assess levels of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction.

The researchers found that on the basis of sex, age, education level, unit, acuity, change in nursing management, and major systems change, there were significant differences reported in compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue.

"Understanding the elements of professional quality of life can have a positive effect on work environment. The relationship between professional quality of life and the standards for a healthy work environment requires further investigation," the authors write. "Once this relationship is fully understood, interventions to improve this balance can be developed and tested."

Abstract
Full Text

Loading links....
You must be a registered member of ONA to post a comment.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters

Regimen and Drug Listings

GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION

Bone Cancer Regimens Drugs
Brain Cancer Regimens Drugs
Breast Cancer Regimens Drugs
Endocrine Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gastrointestinal Cancer Regimens Drugs
Genitourinary Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gynecologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Head and Neck Cancer Regimens Drugs
Hematologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Lung Cancer Regimens Drugs
Other Cancers Regimens
Rare Cancers Regimens
Skin Cancer Regimens Drugs