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Compassion Fatigue Among Pediatric Healthcare Providers

by on June 17, 2015

Source: MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2015 May-Jun;40(3):160-6.

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Date of publication: May/June, 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article aims to determine the risk for compassion fatigue among 296 direct care providers at a Children’s Hospital and concludes that compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress scores do not differ by age, work category, level of education, or work experience. However it finds significant differences in scores as a function of nursing unit. Nurses who work in the paediatric intensive care unit reported lower compassion satisfaction scores, and higher burnout and secondary traumatic stress scores.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this article,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

 

 

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