An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Compassion Fatigue

  title={An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Compassion Fatigue},
  author={C. Sorenson and B. Bolick and K. Wright and Rebekah J. Hamilton},
  journal={Journal of Nursing Scholarship},
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 papers published between 2005 and 2015. This review focused strictly on healthcare providers in the formal healthcare setting. CONCLUSIONS The authors provided an analysis of the evolution of compassion fatigue and identified surrogate terms, attributes and defining characteristics, and antecedents… Expand
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