Alert To Compassion Fatigue: A Case Study

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Nurses have been taken care of wounded soldiers, victims of disasters and patients in hospitals, clinic and schools since the late 1800’s. Recently there has been concerns raised about nurses’ being burn-out emotionally and physically. According to Varcarolis (2013), nurses should be alert to compassion fatigue, which is the emotional effect that nurses may experience by being indirectly traumatized when trying to help people/clients experiencing traumatic stress. This is crucial that nurses and other caregivers take good care of themselves and develop an effective coping skills to deal with all the stress and other symptoms that accompany the job. Charity begins at home, therefore to ensure quality care for all our patients, nurses need

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