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Sjuksköterskors erfarenhet av compassion fatigue
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The societys requirements for nurses working in care are to achieve good qualitative, safe care for patients that experiencing several trauma and suffering. Todays medical care with high patient flow and pace, as well as savings and low nursing staffing. Reported to be contributing factors to nurses suffering from compassion fatigue. Problem:The combination of this and the inadequate guidelines or support for being able to handle these requirements as a nurse, this contributing factors to nurses developing compassion fatigue Purpose: The purpose of the thesis work is to highlight the nurses experience of compassion fatigue. Method: A qualitative literature study with descriptive synthesis, twelve articles has been analyzed according to Evans (2002). Results: To create a balance between working life and priva life, having knowledge and being read as well as taking care of yourself is considered essential to avoid compassion fatigue. A support from management and colleagues was considered important to counteract compassion fatigue. Conclusion: nurses who experience stress or compassion fatigue as well as lacking tools or knowledge about what counteracts compassion fatigue can have difficulty emotionally engaging in caring. Which contributes to stress and even poorer quality of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
compassion, nurse, secondary trauma, stress
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-40012DiVA, id: diva2:1222960
Subject / course
Caring Science
Presentation
R1-131, Västerås (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-06-24 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved

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