This is a continuation of How management can aid health workers to overcome compassion fatigue. part 1 6. Employee assistance programs; Availability of counselling & clinical services Compassion fatigue and burnout are becoming more prevalent in today‘s society. Due to the nature of nursing, it is often difficult for nurses not to become attached to their patients, which puts them [...]
Fulfilment in healthcare is often times driven by caring for the ill and positive outcomes after illness, particularly for those traumatised. This motivation is carried on by values such as compassion and empathy. However, injuries cumulate for the health care provider from physical and psychological engagements. Compassion fatigue (CF) as described here is one such occupational hazard for which nurses have a high-risk mean.