Supportive Care

Creating Moments That Matter: Strategies to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Nicole Reimer

compassion, compassion fatigue, self-care, burnout
CJON 2013, 17(6), 581-582. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.581-582

Understanding compassion fatigue and devising and implementing interventions to address the subject are important for nurses and patients. However, few literature reports exist that address interventions for nurses who experience compassion fatigue. This article discusses how nurses on a medical-surgical oncology unit in an academic, community Magnet™ hospital adopted these themes as a conceptual framework on which to focus actions to avoid and mitigate compassion fatigue.

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