Compassion fatigue and nursing work: can we accurately capture the consequences of caring work?

@article{Sabo2006CompassionFA,
  title={Compassion fatigue and nursing work: can we accurately capture the consequences of caring work?},
  author={Brenda M Sabo},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={136-42}
}
  • Brenda M Sabo
  • Published 2006 in International journal of nursing practice
Health outcomes and, in particular, patient health outcomes have become a driving force within health-care delivery. Little emphasis has been placed on the potential health consequences for nurses providing care and caring within the health-care system. Compassion fatigue (or secondary traumatic stress) has emerged as a natural consequence of caring for clients who are in pain, suffering or traumatized. This paper sheds light on how nursing work might impact the health of nurses by exploring… CONTINUE READING
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