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    Compassion at Play Are people born with a complete quandary when it comes to compassion or is it something that has always been there? Barbara Lazear Ascher, born in 1946, writes, “On Compassion.” Having lived in New York City, Ascher is able to take first hand examples from the city to show the affection people have towards each other. Ascher is able to illustrate that compassion is something that has to be taught because of the adversity at people’s heels by including tone, persuasive appeals

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    COMPASSION IN NURSING American Nurses Association (APA) has advocated in Improving patient outcome and the quality of healthcare provided to patients through the implication of healthcare reforms (Middleton, 2011). Post (2011) states that “A key first element of healthcare reform must be a return to compassion.” Using compassion in healthcare brings satisfaction to the patients and families which consequently creates a trusting bond between the caregiver and patient. Compassion is appreciating diversity

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    Compassion, though seemingly straight-forward, is actually a complex beast, springing from a variety of sources, including some less than flattering ones. These sources can include pity, fear, and self advancement, which are rarely associated with something as “good” as being compassionate. However, in “On Compassion”, by Barbara Ascher argues that compassion is something that must be learned through experience, not something one is born knowing, by giving examples of the actions of those who have

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    overflowing jug of compassion; however, each time they put their own emotions or problems aside to comfort others, they pour a glass out of the jug and give it away. Often, nurses’ jugs run on empty. Metaphorically speaking, this scenario represents compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue plagues all specialties in primary and acute care, and it can lead to serious ailments such as depression, anxiety, burn out, and even self medicating with drugs (Shepard, 2013). Compassion fatigue is a term that

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    What is a compassion? Is that ordinary people could not have or achieve? I do not think so, because I have a superpower, healing touch called compassion. This superpower makes me feel good and fully human about me.  It is like fresh air  without which I can not live here on earth. I would not believe anyone who said that oneself does not have any superpower. According to Sam Ferrigno “Everyday Heroes:8 Real Super Powers Every Human Has (And Sometimes Takes For Granted)” there are eight kinds of traits

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    State of the Science Paper: Compassion Fatigue Katelyn Anderson Fairleigh Dickinson University A concept can be a word, an abstract or concrete thought, a phrase, or a symbolic statement. “Concepts are formulated in words that enable people to communicate their meanings about realities in the world and give meaning to phenomena that can directly or indirectly be seen, heard, tasted, smelled or touched” (McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 50). Concepts are the start of an idea, which can lead

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    Compassion Fatigue Cynthia Young University of St. Mary Compassion Fatigue Two hours until shift change and Sally Smith, RN was looking forward to going home and putting her aching legs up on the ottoman and drinking an ice cold Coke. She was thinking to herself that the patients were so needy all the time, she felt she gave them all she had and still all she had was not enough. All Sally heard was “get me this” and “get me that”… “I can’t get out of here soon enough, we never have

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    . This exploratory study used a cross sectional survey method (Hopper, Craig, Janvir, Wetsel, Reimels, Anderson, Greenvilee & Clemson, 2010, p. 422). Compassion satisfaction and fatigue subscales were measured using the Professional Quality of Life, using ProQOL R-IV instrument (Hopper, et al. 2010, p. 423). Despite study limitations which were small sample size, authors concluded that recognising the signs and symptoms, and identifying best practice interventions and raising awareness, will lead

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    and history of traumas would have a supportive relationship with compassion fatigue and emotional self-awareness would have a negative relationship with compassion fatigue. The third hypothesis is looking at feeling drained at work and a person’s own personal history of trauma would positively correlate with compassion fatigue and that if a person had insight into their own emotional state that person would score lower on compassion fatigue. The therapists sense of powerlessness (.32), work drain

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    ombatting Compassion Fatigue Health caregivers are the group of people mostly at risk of developing compassion fatigue. Most of the times, compassion fatigue may be as a result of the situations the care providers encountered and the pain they feel for their patients. One of the vital element of healthcare is providing a compassionate care. Compassion is defined as being aware of other people suffering, and desire to help to them reduce the suffering (Ruysschaert, 2009). Compassion fatigue is seen

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