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    Compassion fatigue is a far reaching concept typically associated with the negative effects that a care provider may experience following intense and often stressful patient care events. Recognition of and a clear understanding of the concept is vital for communities, organizations and individuals in order to provide a fortified approach to intervention, treatment and the provisions of evidence based practices. Gaining recognition for the past two decades, researchers have worked to further develop the concept of Compassion Fatigue (CF) by altering and adding to the definition making it more applicable it to various areas of their study including Medicine, Psychology, Sociology and Education, among others. Though well intended, there were…

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    Compassion Fatigue has been of increasing interest for healthcare institutions for many years (Stamm, 2002). The interest on this topic has grown over the past decade due to the correlation that has been identified and supported between burnout and increased turnover among healthcare workers (Jenkins & Baird, S., 2002). A 2009 study identified that nurses with high levels of Compassion Fatigue also have high levels of Burnout (Hooper, Craig, Janvrin, Wetsel & Reimels, 2009). Additionally,…

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    Compassion Fatigue

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    Staying aware of how much effort we place on thinking of others and their wellbeing is tough because there are so many other things we must keep track of everyday of our lives. Self-analysis and finding time to nurture one’s own contentment can easily be placed on the back burner. Compassion fatigue: “has been defined as a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion associated with caring for patients in significant emotional pain and physical distress (Anewalt, 2009; Figley,…

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    individual used. Interviews were audiotaped in 1 hour duration. The interviews were categorized and the information was then sorted into data categories through Hyper RESEARCH. Afterword, a Quantitative study was completed from the codes of the previous study with 104 therapists (21 male 83 female). A questionnaire was given from different codes such as social support, personal trauma history, affective coping style, self-care strategies, burnout, emotional self-awareness, work environment…

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    Trauma Being in the healthcare health can take a toll on a counselor/therapist is many ways. Physically, and mentally fatigue can creep up without a counselor realizing the effects of burn out, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. As a counselor, it is important that we recognize the signs and symptoms of burn-out. Overall, a mentally healthy counselor is much more effective in counseling their client, than a burned-out, fatigued counselor. Definition Burnout consists of loss of energy to…

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    Burnout Sonography

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    Sonography is also the method that assists in the diagnosis of numerous medical disorders and evaluation of the internal body organs functionality. Consequently, sonographers are experts who produce the sonographic images using the sonographic machines. In the contemporary world, sonographers face severe stress due to various factors such as scarcity of workers, compassion, fatigue, and job displeasure (Walvoord, 2006). By evaluating various studies, this paper describes…

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    Compassion Fatigue Nursing

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    Exploring the Experience of Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses Nurses pride themselves on being able to bring compassionate care to patients and their families. During their care for ill and injured patients, nurses witness intense levels of tragedy. When nurses are unable to relieve the stresses brought on by their accumulating suppressed grief, they can reach a breaking point which is referred to as compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is defined as a combination of physical, emotional, and…

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    optimization of health and abilities. It is also acknowledged as being an aid in the prevention of illness and injury, assistance of healing, relief of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human beings, and for advocating for not only the patients, but family members, whole communities, and populations (American Nurses Association, 2016.) Nursing requires ample skill, strength, and compassion in every dimension of the scope of nursing but often these intense and strategic job types…

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    The narrative review endorsed and published by the American Psychological Association, “Predictors of Compassion Fatigue in Mental Health Professionals: Narrative Review”, identifies another factor that correlates compassion fatigue with experience. The review reported that “Compassion fatigue increased with years spent working in the field of trauma counseling” and that long-time a “mental health practitioner in a children’s hospital were also more likely to report high compassion fatigue”…

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    Compassion Fatigue Theory

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    Compassion fatigue is not a new concept. As long as individuals have needed help, people have come to the rescue. Originally it was identified in social workers, as they see sad, sometimes devastating situations that they must deal with on a daily basis. In 1992, Joinson identified the concept of compassion fatigue while studying the related concept of burnout in nurses working in an emergency department. According to Potter, Deshields, Divanbeigi, Berger, Cipriano, Norris & Olsen, (2010),…

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