Navigation Links
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'
Date:4/10/2009

oked at the cancer setting, the rest focused on nurses, trauma workers and people suffering from trauma.

"In the medical literature, you don't hear much about compassion fatigue," Doebbeling said. "There's a smattering of it in the nursing literature, and most of it has come out of the nursing social worker psychology literature. And it's been looked at in cases of a terrorist attack like 9/11 or a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina."

But for those workers, the burnout is more acute. More typically, compassion fatigue "is an insidious process that eats away at people," Doebbeling said.

People experiencing more chronic compassion fatigue pointed to giving patients and families bad news, treating pain and family issues as large stressors.

What are some ways to combat the syndrome?

Maintaining a professional network of people who are also grappling with these issues is one way, Doebbeling said.

"There is an awareness that witnessing often quite traumatic situations for patients and families is emotionally burdensome for staff, and there are efforts to incorporate counseling into the work environment through peers," O'Mahony said.

Supervisors are also being trained to identify burnout, especially when it reaches the point that it can impact the patient.

According to Carol Taylor, director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the article also points to the need for health care professionals to find balance in their lives. "The article discusses practical, personal and institutional strategies for coping," she said.

O'Mahony said he and his team now meet once a week to discuss and deal with emotions linked to patients who had died the previous week.

Setting realistic goals is another key, Doebbeling said.

"You become a doctor or a nurse because want to save people or help people. Nowhere along the way d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stressed-Out Moms Carry Babies on the Right
2. Feeling Stressed?
3. Stressed Out? Yoga Day USA Offers Antidote
4. Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems
5. Protection for stressed-out bacteria identified
6. Lifehut.com Aims to Relax the Financially Stressed
7. Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans
8. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
9. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
10. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
11. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 Recently, Weddingshe.com has added ... and has announced its highest annual revenues in the past ... its popular glamorous wedding dresses. , According to the sales ... wedding dress promotions for them in 2015. This point can ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Payday ... in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to the ... by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race and ... dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the same ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 JJsHouse.com is a famous ... Today, the business announces its latest collection of wedding ... “The most important issue is the wedding dress on your ... in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to find the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Step ... power at the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, ... , Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical ... through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 It is said that nothing makes ... UWDress.com, the famous wedding dress supplier, shows its new ... cocktail gown promotion. , UWDress.com’s navy cocktail gowns are ... come in high fashion styles. Simple dresses in bright neon ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2Health News:UWDress.com Shows Its New Navy Cocktail Dresses For 2015 2
... accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society,s Journal of ... type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal ... affect heart, blood vessel and exercise function in this population. ... with type 2 diabetes have their insulin resistance measured routinely, ...
... , TORONTO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Sentinelle ... and 4D advanced visualization software, extends its line of ... of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. ... , With the unique Vanguard(R) patient support design and ...
... ... to go into internal medicine to help fulfill an unmet need. , ... North Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 -- ... medical student at Ross University School of Medicine--knew he could go into any area of ...
... ... advocate for, and support programs and services for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders ... Recognize The Signs and Basic First Aid When You Do." , ... New York, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 -- Statistics ...
... Dec. 1 Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) management,s ... 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time will be webcast live at www.celltherapeutics.com . , ... will also be available for replay after the presentation. , , ... Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference, ...
... using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate brain ... as children incur permanent brain injury. The results were ... Society of North America (RSNA). "What we have ... spared from lead exposure," said the study,s lead author, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cardiovascular risk in youth with type 1 diabetes linked primarily to insulin resistance 2Health News:Sentinelle Medical Introduces New Suite of Breast MRI Coils for GE, Siemens and Toshiba Scanners 2Health News:Sentinelle Medical Introduces New Suite of Breast MRI Coils for GE, Siemens and Toshiba Scanners 3Health News:Trending Against the Norm: How One Top Scoring Ross University Medical Student is Choosing to Make a Difference in Internal Medicine 2Health News:Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation for Adults with Autism Offers Free Epilepsy First-Aid Brochure 2Health News:Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation for Adults with Autism Offers Free Epilepsy First-Aid Brochure 3Health News:Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation for Adults with Autism Offers Free Epilepsy First-Aid Brochure 4Health News:Childhood lead exposure causes permanent brain damage 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ) has ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - ... has been the topic of fascination since the era of ... and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) ... percent of seniors chose lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans that ... The findings were released by Drug Channels . ... of Medicare Part D," said Pharmaceutical Care Management Association ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Immune Therapeutics, Inc. today ... Inc. for the compounding, packaging and distributing of its naltrexone ... the United States . KRS ... compounding naltrexone tablets in various strengths for individual patients in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4
... -- Vinod Gupta grew up in a family of self-made ... still works as a physician. So it,s no surprise a ... American Dream by forming his own company, Business Research Services. ... launched its initial public offering in 1993. It eventually became ...
... Dicom Systems ( http://www.dcmsys.com ), healthcare IT company ... selection as the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) vendor of ... group. Dicom Systems, VNA works with ... turn your current storage to your PACS archive at ...
Cached Medicine Technology:B2B Omaha Magazine Features Vin Gupta in Latest Edition Guru Credits Education as the Reason For His Success 2B2B Omaha Magazine Features Vin Gupta in Latest Edition Guru Credits Education as the Reason For His Success 3ONRAD, Inc. Chooses Dicom Systems' Vendor Neutral Archive 2
The Auto Suture DFS stapler is a disposable fascia stapler. The stapler places one staple each time the instrument handles are activated. The staples first penetrate the fascia and are then formed, t...
... PROXIMATE RH skin stapler is a full-feature ... assembly., ,PROXIMATE RH has improved visibility ... with a ratchet mechanism for easier staple ... sterile, single patient use instrument designed to ...
... Reloadable Linear Staplers deliver two staggered rows of ... They may be reloaded up to three times ... fire heavy wire staples for thick tissue. The ... interchangeable., ,Benefits include: , Parallel jaw closure ...
... Use Loading Units for use ... Use Reloadable Staplers with Titanium ... TA™ Reloadable staplers has application ... thoracic surgical procedures for resection ...
Medicine Products: