Countering compassion fatigue: a requisite nursing agenda.

  title={Countering compassion fatigue: a requisite nursing agenda.},
  author={Deborah A. Boyle},
  journal={Online journal of issues in nursing},
  volume={16 1},
  • D. Boyle
  • Published 31 January 2011
  • Psychology
  • Online journal of issues in nursing
Nurses have a longstanding history of witnessing the tragedy experienced by patients and families; however, their own reactions to profound loss and premature death have not been systematically addressed. There is a paucity of research describing interventions to prevent or minimize the ramifications of repeated exposure to traumatic events in the clinical workplace. Compassion fatigue is a contemporary label affixed to the concept of personal vicarious exposure to trauma on a regular basis… 
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