Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (sts), is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time scholars who study compassion fatigue note that the condition is common among workers who work directly with victims of disasters, trauma, or illness, especially in the health care industry. Fatigue, burnout and compassion fatigue in nurses, and burnout and compassion fatigue in oncology findings were grounded in the literature from nursing, medicine, psychology, social. Concept development of compassion fatigue is the first step in the protection of nurses against the destructive consequences of compassion fatigue and to improve quality of care keywords: c oncept development, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, professional burnout, nursing.
Walker and avant's method of concept analysis was used to delve into the initial understanding of compassion fatigue, a relatively new concept being explored with critical care nurses and other health care professionals. Concept analysis identifies unique characteristics of each concept and provides researchers with a precise operational definition of that concept in addition, concept analysis can refine ambiguous concepts within a theory. Article citations more jenkins, b and warren, na (2012) concept analysis: compassion fatigue and effects upon critical care nurses critical care nursing quarterly, 35, 388-395. Compassion fatigue: definition, causes, and statistics you are a nurse on the trauma intensive care unit of a large urban hospital day in and out, you take care of critically ill patients, some.
The following analysis will define the concept of cf, explain the unique attributes of the concept through a literature review of current nursing research, and provide models to further demonstrate examples of compassion fatigue the significance of compassion fatigue high levels of patient satisfaction are result from high quality compassionate. Compassion fatigue is a relatively new term in nursing this term describes mood swings experienced by healthcare providers that are both complex in origin and intensify over time due to cumulative stress. Policy analysis compassion fatigue and quality of care: a policy analysis nurses enter their profession in hopes of a rewarding and fulfilling career caring for those in need.
Abstract abstract: few healthcare organizations acknowledge, discuss, or provide interventions for assisting with compassion fatigue yet, it is an important concept due to its individual, professional, and financial costs. The aim of the study was to define compassion fatigue within nursing practice the method that was used in this article was concept analysis the findings revealed several categories of compassion fatigue: risk factors, causes, process, and manifestations. Concept analysis: compassion fatigue and effects upon critical care nurses crit care nurs q 2012 oct-dec35(4):388-95 doi: 101097/cnq0b013e318268fe09 review. Abstract introductioncompassion fatigue is a concept used with increasing frequency in the nursing literature the objective of this paper is to identify common themes across the literature and to apply these themes, and an existing model of compassion fatigue, to informal caregivers for family members with dementia.
Compassion fatigue concept analysis in my fall semester for the nursing program, i was instructed to write an analysis of a nursing concept it was a group project which consisted of many hours of research, proofreading, and organizing. The concept of compassion fatigue was first introduced in the nursing literature more than two decades ago (joinson, 1992) compassion fatigue is the state of biological. The analysis found ﬁve intricately connected attributes: mindfulness is a transformative process where one develops an increasing ability to 'experience being present', with 'acceptance', 'attention' and 'awareness. Compassion fatigue (cf) is stress resulting from exposure to a traumatized individual cf has been described as the convergence of secondary traumatic stress (sts) and cumulative burnout (bo), a state of physical and mental exhaustion caused by a depleted ability to cope with one's everyday environment.
Though various authors have refined and described the concept of compassion fatigue (cf), the overarching features, predisposing factors, and potential consequences remain relatively consistent. Compassion fatigue definition, fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others or from constant appeals from charities: compassion fatigue experienced by doctors and nurses. Compassion fatigue is a contemporary label affixed to the concept of personal vicarious exposure to trauma on a regular basis yet this phenomenon of compassion fatigue lacks clarity in this article, the author begins by describing compassion fatigue and distinguishing compassion fatigue from burnout. Compassion fatigue 2 compassion fatigue literature review compassion fatigue (cf) is a new term to the medical profession joinson first introduced cf in 1992.
Compassion fatigue was first introduced in relation to the study of burnout among nurses, but it was never defined within this context it has since been adopted as a synonym for secondary traumatic stress disorder, which is far removed from the original meaning of the term. Purpose: the purpose of this article is to fill the need for an updated concept analysis of compassion fatigue methods: this review used rodgers' evolutionary model to direct the analysis of 25. The authors provided an analysis of the evolution of compassion fatigue and identified surrogate terms, attributes and defining characteristics, and antecedents and consequences of the term, true to rodgers' evolutionary model.