The study surveyed, emergency room nurses, excluding other healthcare professionals that should include other, nursing departments. Nurses needed permission from others and from themselves to be self-caring and self-compassionate. For example, restructuring within healthcare institutions may result in nurses being moved from one service to another. Downsizing and reorganization: demands, challenges and ambiguity for registered nurses. Using Opinio software, the, questionnaire was computer generated, creating flexibility for the participants as well as. DOI:10.3912/OJIN.Vol16No01Man01 Key words:burnout, compassion fatigue, occupational stress, stress continuum, vicarious traumatization A review of the literature on the health of nurses leaves little doubt that their work may take a toll on their psychosocial and physical health and well being. Trauma and the Therapist: Countertransference and vicarious traumatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors. Benner (1984/2001) adopted the, Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition describing nurses’ characteristics and performance levels, of education and experience. The emotional impact of chronic vicarious exposure on helping professionals is an ongoing focus of research (Bell, 2003; Salston & Figley, 2003). Creating flexible schedules and an innovative work environment can help. • Which practice area are you applying this theory? Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 18, 171-179. 2–3) conceptualization as a “more user friendly term for secondary traumatic stress disorder, which is nearly identical to PTSD [posttraumatic stress disorder], except that it applies to those emotionally affected by the trauma of another (usually a client or family member).” Among social workers, compassion fatigue tends to occur as a result of exposure to client suffering and can result in the service provider experiencing a reduced capacity for or interest in being empathic (Adams, Boscarino, & Figley, 2006; Figley, 1995). We assessed differences in burnout among social work students by their degree program status. In addition to their internships, many student respondents maintained other paid employment, with fewer than half of the students (41.4%) indicating they were not employed. Patients’ trauma can create a resurfacing of, nurses’ unresolved trauma when working with a vulnerable population such as traumatized, fatigue. The purpose of this paper is for you individually to create a theoretical framework for their practice (clinical/administrative/education). 17-37). Although few studies addressing compassion fatigue have been conducted with students, research related to compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in professionals has suggested that education on compassion satisfaction/fatigue should begin in undergraduate social work education and continue throughout graduate social work education (Bride & Figley, 2007; Dziegielewski et al., 2004). Citation: Sabo, B., (Jan 31, 2011) "Reflecting on the Concept of Compassion Fatigue" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in NursingVol. Leiter, M. (2005). Another limitation of Figley’s (2002) model lies in its failure to address the ability ‘to get off the run-away train’ or to halt compassion fatigue’s progress. The study highlights the importance of self-care and self-compassion within nursing education and nursing guidance. The first provision of the revised Code of Ethics, for Nurses is as follows: “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with. They are feeling increasingly disenfranchised and stressed. Professional fatigue among healthcare providers begin with physical and emotional fatigue, and over the time with demanding professional circumstances it can, evolves in a more debilitating and a chronic condition. Review the most pertinent literature to your particular concept. This enrollment method ensured that the instructors and researchers had no way of determining who did or did not participate. The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of work stress, compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction on burnout in clinical nurses. This approach will assist students in developing a positive perspective that builds hope and a sense of efficacy and competence (Bell, 2003). On the other hand, students with higher levels of compassion fatigue had lower levels of compassion satisfaction. The independent t-test was used to assess differences in compassion fatigue among social work students and human service professionals. An alternative "Description of personality": The Big-Five factor structure. While the effects of compassion fatigue can trigger suffering, learning to recognize and manage its symptoms is the first step toward healing. Strategies to address the problem have proven unsuccessful. Talking it out: A guide to groups for abused women. Within field seminars and during agency supervision, social work programs must ensure that student interns receive sufficient support and debriefing time to deal with stress and compassion fatigue experienced in their placements.