Helping nurses cope with grief and compassion fatigue: an educational intervention.

@article{Houck2014HelpingNC,
  title={Helping nurses cope with grief and compassion fatigue: an educational intervention.},
  author={Dereen Houck},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={454-8}
}
Oncology nurses may experience intense physical and emotional exhaustion, identified in the literature as symptoms of cumulative grief and compassion fatigue, with significant consequences for both nurses and organizations. The first step in preventing these consequences is recognition. Organizations should provide nurses with resources including education, counseling, and opportunities to grieve. Nurses need to learn the importance of work-life balance, self-care strategies, and communication… CONTINUE READING