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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/614134
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Other
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout through Wellness Activities
Author(s):
Veigel, Donna Jo
Additional Author Information:
Donna Jo Veigel DNP, RN, BAIS, RNC-NIC, HN-BC donnajov at yahoo dot com
Advisors:
Schramm, Jill; Roberts, Bridget; Miller-Hoover, Suzan
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Health care workers have one of the most demanding professions. They are expected to work long hours while demonstrating compassion and care for the patients that they serve (Greshon, 2014). These expectations create additional stressors, and if these stressors are ignored, they can exasperate, causing physical and emotional harm for the nurses and patients. The nurses working at the Satellite Campus have experienced many of these stressors and they are exhibiting symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout. The symptoms of burnout & compassion fatigue affect the nurse’s ability focus and care for the patients. The organization offers activities to help decrease the level of compassion fatigue and burnout; however, the activities are only offered at the Main Campus, which is an hour away from the Satellite Campus.  In an effort to meet the needs of the employees working at the satellite campus, the Holistic Wellness quality improvement project will provide education and training to help decrease the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout and ultimately improve compassion satisfaction for the nurses working at the Satellite Campus. The project design is an analytical, observational, fixed, cohort project. The theoretical model supporting the project is Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. The literature review identifies the growing demands on nurses and supports a variety of wellness activities for combating compassion fatigue and burnout. The Holistic Wellness Project provided the education and activities to help decrease the nurses stress levels and improve their ability to care for their patients and themselves.

Keywords:
compassion fatigue; burnout
MeSH:
Fatigue--prevention & control; Burnout, Professional
CINAHL Headings:
Fatigue; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Work Environment; Wellness
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-06-22T16:57:34Z
Date of Publication:
2016-06-22

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSchramm, Jillen
dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Bridgeten
dc.contributor.advisorMiller-Hoover, Suzanen
dc.contributor.authorVeigel, Donna Joen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T16:57:34Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T16:57:34Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-22-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/614134-
dc.description.abstract<p>Health care workers have one of the most demanding professions. They are expected to work long hours while demonstrating compassion and care for the patients that they serve (Greshon, 2014). These expectations create additional stressors, and if these stressors are ignored, they can exasperate, causing physical and emotional harm for the nurses and patients. The nurses working at the Satellite Campus have experienced many of these stressors and they are exhibiting symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout. The symptoms of burnout & compassion fatigue affect the nurse’s ability focus and care for the patients. The organization offers activities to help decrease the level of compassion fatigue and burnout; however, the activities are only offered at the Main Campus, which is an hour away from the Satellite Campus.  In an effort to meet the needs of the employees working at the satellite campus, the Holistic Wellness quality improvement project will provide education and training to help decrease the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout and ultimately improve compassion satisfaction for the nurses working at the Satellite Campus. The project design is an analytical, observational, fixed, cohort project. The theoretical model supporting the project is Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. The literature review identifies the growing demands on nurses and supports a variety of wellness activities for combating compassion fatigue and burnout. The Holistic Wellness Project provided the education and activities to help decrease the nurses stress levels and improve their ability to care for their patients and themselves.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectcompassion fatigueen
dc.subjectburnouten
dc.subject.meshFatigue--prevention & controlen
dc.subject.meshBurnout, Professionalen
dc.titleCombating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout through Wellness Activities-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsDonna Jo Veigel DNP, RN, BAIS, RNC-NIC, HN-BC donnajov at yahoo dot comen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlFatigueen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Staff, Hospitalen
dc.subject.cinahlWork Environmenten
dc.subject.cinahlWellnessen
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