Combating Compassion Fatigue

  • Combating Wild Poliovirus

    RUNNING HEAD: Combating Wild Poliovirus Combating Wild Poliovirus Peter Schuckert Kaplan University HS315-01 Dr. Jose Fierro March, 28 2012 Combating Wild Poliovirus In this day and age there are vaccines available to prevent a wide variety of diseases. The use of vaccines in a systematic fashion was successful in the eradication of smallpox. This has given many epidemiologists hope that society can eventually eradicate

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Christina Churu Grand Canyon University Spirituality in Health Care HLT 310 V August 12, 2012 Combating Compassion Fatigue (Gilmore, 2012) states that compassion fatigue is not just being overwhelmed by the demands of the job but that it is a behavioral response that usually occurs to people who are constantly helping people who are sick and suffering .Nursing is a caring profession and people are drawn to the profession because they love to care and to

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  • Compassion in World Farming

    Animal Welfare Group: Compassion in World Farming Compassion in World Farming is a group dedicated solely to the cause of ending cruelty in farming. The group was started in 1967, in the house of a farmer, who was appalled by the techniques being used in farming that were cruel and inhumane. Compassion for World Farming has grown increasingly over the years and has had great success in their endeavors. The techniques being used are referred to as factory farming. “Factory farming is the modern

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  • Combating Childhood Obesity

    Combating Childhood Obesity Charles Mullins ENG 122 Prof. Busby November 26, 2012 Combating Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is an important issue in today’s American society. The Center for Disease Control states that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, n.d.). Certain genetic factors paired with changing lifestyles and culture has produced kids who are generally not as healthy as people were just a few decades ago. Widespread obesity has been the extreme

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Compassion Fatigue James Stangle 2.1.2013 Compassion Fatigue This paper will discuss the problem surrounding compassion fatigue as related to health care providers and their causes. Further discussion will include ways to recognize health care provider compassion fatigue by dialoging specific warning signs that are present before compassion fatigue sets in. Concepts regarding the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of the health care provider will be discussed including the importance of

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  • Compassion

    The definition of compassion is the deep awareness of the suffering of another. In Barbara Ascher’s essay “On Compassion” she believes that we are not born with compassion. She believes you have to be taught compassion. She also says in her essay that we learn it through adversity. We learn about the suffering of others when we have to go through obstacles ourselves. I agree with Barbara Ascher on where compassion comes from. People are not born with compassion, they have to be taught

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  • Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Kadijatu Lewis Grand Canyon University: HLT.310V April 14th, 2013 Nursing is an emotional, physical spiritual and hard work. It is also rewarding and most times satisfying. Nurses witness pain and suffering of others daily, resulting in increase risk for emotional stress. Nurses also work under demanding conditions related to budget constraints, and short staff resulting in increase workload. Compassion fatigue is the last stage of compassion discomfort

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  • Compassion

    of change? “By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.” In On Compassion by Barbara Lazer Ascher, Ascher recalls a couple of brief encounters with homeless people in New York City that ultimately inform her view on compassion. She wants the readers to think about how we treat others and compare ourselves to the woman with the baby and the homeless man. Asking ourselves if the things we are doing is out of fear or compassion. Sometimes I wonder

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  • Fatigue

    to human factors, of which 20% is fatigue. It is evident that fatigue is a major implement in accidents occurring with the loss of passengers and money in airlines, which is why they are a concern in the aviation industry. The question that most pilots have to face when they have been involved in an accident is whether the accident was caused by a human error or a mechanical failure, most being human errors and this essay will be based on the concept of fatigue as well the risks and management that

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  • Compassion

    separate us from other animals. A sense of decency, moral, logic, the feelings of love and compassion for others in our various forms of interaction with one another. Too often these noble expressions of our common humanity are not respected, even in areas where they are deemed to be essential. Nursing, from its foundation and elevation by pioneers such as Florence Nightingale has always relied upon the idea of compassion as its core essence. Later on, other nursing theorists like Sister Simone Roach made

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  • Compassion Fatigue in Nursing

    Compassion Fatigue Keri McDuffie Grand Canyon University: HLT 310 May 29, 2013 Introduction Compassion fatigue was first indentified by Jonson in 1992 when she noticed a group of nurses in the Emergency Department who seemed to have lost their ability to nurture. (Coetzee, Klopper 2010) Compassion fatigue, although identified a decade ago, was never really clarified, defined or explored, leaving nurses predominantly disposition to compassion fatigue unaware of how to identify or how to prevent

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  • Compassion Fatique

    stressors can lead to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is defined as a combination of physical, emotional and spiritual depletion that is linked to caring for patients and their families. As the nurse loses control over personal interactions with patients and their families, and emotionally over steps the boundaries between the patient’s distress and the nurse’s ability not distance themselves emotionally from the patient, compassion fatigue sets in. Compassion fatigue is caused by the empathy

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  • Coompassion Fatigue

    com/user/essaywriter2012 Health providers suffer from an emotional problem called compassion fatigue. Often times compassion fatigue occurs do to the situations encountered by health care professionals and the pain they feel for the patients they care for. One of the essential components of health care is providing care is compassion Compassion is one of the fundamental characteristics implemented into patient care by health care providers. Compassion signifies “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    depth. Compassion fatigue is a label stuck to the caregiver who becomes victim to continued strain in meeting the needs of patients and families suffering from critical, traumatic, or end-of-life needs. Because of compassion fatigue, the emotional, mental, and physical health of the nurse is at stake. Little has been done to prevent compassion fatigue in the workplace. However, voices are beginning to advocate for nurses who are in the trenches day in and day out by initiating compassion fatigue

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  • Combatting Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue Compassion is defined as a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, or in trouble, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Compassion is a fundamental characteristic needed by health care providers. Compassion is what makes patient care enjoyable; without compassion, patients would begin to feel neglected. There are many different types of health care providers, but the ones who have the most contact with the patients are the nurses. Nurses provide such

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    considered is our griever’s compassion towards his fellow co-worker, Mr. Butler. Knowing the uncomfortable relationship between him and Mr. Chevalier, who is the boss, our griever was concerned that Mr.Butler would have a possibility of losing his job although his intention was not realistically harming Mr. Chevalier. Our griever understood that Mr.Butler has been working hard for the university for 15 years and it would be unfair for him to be fired due to Under 7:4427: Compassion, it is written that It

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  • Compassion

    Yonatan Senehi 12/4/13 Ms. Dempsey English 21A Final Essay Compassion Emotional feelings between individuals are base on the mindset. Through development of thought for one another, dependent on the anticipation, can be eliminated for the positive or negative. Compassion is an emotion on which we share our feelings for one another. It helps those in need of moral support to be comforted. Compassion requires a person to actually think about someone else’s life vaguely or even in depth, depending

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  • Compassion

    If you look up compassion in the dictionary, you will see the following definition: A deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it. The construct of compassion is not clearly defined in psychological literature. Another definition of compassion is a feeling of sorrow or concern for another person's suffering or need, accompanied by a subsequent desire to alleviate the suffering. Compassion is felt as an emotion: a feeling that anyone may experience at some point

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  • Combating and Preventing Delinquency

    Combating and Preventing Delinquency Combating and Preventing Delinquency Juvenile delinquency can exist in any community, regardless of the financial intake of an area. Theories such as the cultural deviance theory have provided some reasoning as to why a teen may become delinquent. In efforts to combat delinquency many communities have implemented alternative education programs and extracurricular activity programs. Alternative programs help teens find the right path to a decent life. Programs

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  • Suffering and Compassion

    Suffering and Compassion No one anticipates whether something good or something bad will happen to them. People hope to find the answers to these questions and to relinquish their heart ache that has been given to them, so people look for answers where they cannot be found. Some believe that it is a simple act of nature, luck, and even the power of God that causes pain even though the reason of these occurrences that happen to us cannot be known. When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a book

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  • Alarm Fatigue

    Alarm Fatigue Alarm fatigue is a growing national problem within the health care industry that links medical technology as a serious hazard that poses a significant threat to patient safety within hospitals across the country. Alarm fatigue occurs when nurses encounter an overwhelming amount of alarms thus becoming desensitized to the firing alarms. Alarm desensitization is a multifaceted issue that is related to the number of alarming medical devices, a high false alarm rate, and the lack of

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  • Owen’s Poems Reveal Tenderness and Compassion

    Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and compassion towards those whose lives have been destroyed by the war. Discuss. Owen, in his war poetry reveals the awful reality of war and its effect on the young men involved. Given that these men are suffering in treacherous conditions, Owen expresses empathy towards the wretched soldiers who are fighting in a battle which they have little hope of surviving. Owen discloses his sympathy towards these young men by revealing the harsh conditions they live in and

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  • Countering Compassion Fatigue: a Requisite Nursing Agenda

    Countering Compassion Fatigue: A Requisite Nursing Agenda Deborah A. Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN Abstract Nurses have a longstanding history of witnessing the tragedy experienced by patients and families; however, their own reactions to profound loss and premature death have not been systematically addressed. There is a paucity of research describing interventions to prevent or minimize the ramifications of repeated exposure to traumatic events in the clinical workplace. Compassion fatigue is a contemporary

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  • Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Combatting Compassion Fatigue LC Grand Canyon University: HLT 310 June 15, 2014 Combatting Compassion Fatigue Compassion is the core value of the caregiver’s work, and that the essence of compassion is what gives nursing its soulfulness, staying power, and healing resources (Bush, 2009). As health care workers overtime caring and helping patients that are suffering or traumatized can have a toll on us, and this can lead to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can suddenly render nurses

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    COMPASSION FATIGUE and THE PATH to RENEWAL Presenters: Kathy Hoppe, D.Min. and Loretta Oldfield, RN COMPASSION FATIGUE and THE PATH to RENEWAL Presenters: Kathy Hoppe, D.Min. and Loretta Oldfield, RN 1. Introductions 3. Learning to Juggle 4. Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met. Barbara Walters Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never

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  • Combatting Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for Caregivers and Professionals Grand Canyon University HLT 310V Gail M Biggers 3/7/2011 1 Ms Marie Armbruster March 6, 2011 3/7/2011 2 Health care professionals and care givers devote their time caring for others and often forget to care for themselves. The end result is the conditions known as “burnout” or “ compassion fatigue”. The care giver and health care professional can take steps to prevent fatigue and mend their physical and

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  • Compassion

    throughout our lives based on culture and the upcoming of us will have us define compassion and look at it differently. Sometimes we get so busy in life growing up trying to build a family or a career or etc… but that fast paced life has evolved our way of thinking about life and others and have hardens our emotion and compassion towards others simply because we don’t have time to think about those things. Compassion is connecting, sharing, feeling and loving and expressing to others. The distance

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  • Combating the Aggressive Life Style Inventory

    Combating the Aggressive Life Style Inventory and Gaining Success in the Workplace Glenn R November 9, 2014 MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior Dr. Barbara Vallera Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University Abstract This paper explores the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) assessment and pitfalls of the competitive and approval management styles. In this evaluation, I also examine strengths and impacts of these styles. Specifically, how they can be utilized to benefit

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  • Compasion Fatigue

    Compassion is a principal element of nursing. It’s an innate response to react with compassion when observing the emotional and physical turmoil of another human being. It is an imperative characteristic of a successful and effectual nurse. Compassion fatigue is a peculiar condition with healthcare givers and those in the healthcare. People or health care providers who are taking care of others, trying to handle stressful situations are especially susceptible to compassion fatigue. While compassion

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  • Alarm Fatigue

    Combating Alarm Fatigue: A Matter of Life and Death Alarm Fatigue Nurses, especially in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), use information from a multitude of medical devices, particularly cardiac monitors, to guide them in providing care for their patients. Unfortunately, due to the frequency of unnecessary and false alarms, the devices that are meant to help nurses actually can do the opposite. Alarm fatigue can develop when a nurse

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  • Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Healthcare providers are at increased risk for compassion fatigue (CF), which has also been called secondary traumatic stress, second hand shock syndrome, secondary stress reaction, and vicarious trauma (ABA, 2011). Compassion fatigue begins to become an issue when caregivers give too much of themselves to others and neglect to provide for their own needs. Neglecting one’s personal needs can be harmful, leading to destructive behaviors and patterns, such as over indulgence and increased sick calls

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  • Alarm Fatigue

    Monitor Alarm Fatigue: The Effect on Nursing Care Monitor Alarm Fatigue: The Effect on Nursing Care Upon entering any busy hospital one can expect to hear an unpleasant uproar of alarm sounds. Bells, beeps, and chimes are all part of the noise-polluted environment that medical staff endures every day. A study of alarms at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, revealed a total of more than “350 alarms per patient per day” (Sendelbach & Funk, 2013, p. 378). Many medical devices

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  • Combating Ptsd

    COMBATING POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER Unit 6 Project John Doe CM107 I. Introduction: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be treated with therapy or medication. II. Any person that has been through a traumatic experience can experience PTSD. III. There are several therapy options available for people with PTSD IV. In addition to therapy; medication is available to help treat the symptoms of PTSD. V. Conclusion After twelve years of continuous war the term

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  • Compassion Fatigue Brochure

    Professionals Cope A Tool to Help Heath Care Professionals Cope Compassion Fatigue Compassion Fatigue What is Compassion Fatigue? Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled: Compassion Fatigue. This used to be labeled as burnout and is a deep physical, emotional

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  • Nurses Fatigue

    Applying Middle-Range Theory to Solve Fatigue in Nursing Samuel Ayeni Grand Canyon University 12/20/2015 Applying Middle-Range Theory to Solve Fatigue in Nursing For a long period, nursing has been viewed as a profession with great rewards. However, there have been also a lot of challenges and complexities surrounding current health care. Nurses often undergo fatigue in their environment of work. Registered nurses who operate

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  • Muscle Fatigue

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  • Compassion

    Compassion Alone Isn’t Enough, We Must Act Robert Thurman, “Wisdom” The practice of compassion is central to almost every religion around the world. But I don’t think as individuals we seem to know what compassion truly is; we imagine that it means to feel pity for somebody, whereas the meaning of this word is "to feel with", realizing at a deeper level that we share the same human predicament. As the famous Robert Thurman once said, “One thing we mustn't think is that compassion makes you

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  • Compassion Fatigue Interventions

    Patient Services/Intensive Care Nurses/Compassion Fatigue Intervention/BESt 173 Best Evidence Statement (BESt) Date: July 17, 2013 Title: Decreasing Compassion Fatigue* among Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses Using Self-Care Skills* and Compassion Fatigue Training* Clinical Question: P (Population/Problem) I (Intervention) C (Comparison) O (Outcome) Among pediatric intensive care nurses does functional knowledge of compassion fatigue and the practice of self-care skills, compared to

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  • Combating Global Crime

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Running head: MODULE 4 ASSIGNMENT Compassion Fatigue Miranda R. Bowers Grand Canyon University HLT 310 February 17, 2012 Introduction describes compassion as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering (2012). Bush describes compassion fatigue as a complex emotion that allows caregivers to hold and sustain themselves in emotional balance while holding patients’ despair in

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  • Fatigue

    Combating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Care Givers and Pr0 0 0 0Share x Download PresentationCommentsYour comment has been successfully placed! You already posted comment on this presentation. Comments are disabled! Comment deleted successfully Added: 07-04-2010 Views: 8684Add to Favorites Feature This! Innappropiate Please Login to flag this presentation! Your inappropriate request is sent successfully! Failed to send your inappropiate request!

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it is traumatizing for the helper. (Chapman 2007). Definition • Compassion : Sorrow for the suffering or trouble of others accompanied by the urge to help. • Fatigue : is physical and or mental exhaustion. Causes of Compassion Fatigue • Someone highly task and goal oriented. • • • • • A perfectionist. An individual who tends to be overly critical but cannot stand criticism. An inability

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Running head: COMPASSION FATIGUE: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Caregiver Kimberly Flowers Grand Canyon University Spirituality in Health Care HLT-310V Patricia Mullen March 24, 2012 Compassion Fatigue: Caring for the Caregiver Introduction Compassion represents an “acknowledgement of another’s suffering and is accompanied by the expression of a desire to ease or end that suffering.” (Van der Cingal

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Combating Compassion Fatigue April 05, 2012 Introduction Helping others is what health care is all about. When you have a calling or a passion to care for others and to help them, you should truly be a care giver. But the very thing that draws us to be a care taker and helping others in their time of need can be what cause us to be exhausted, disappointed, and unable to cope at times and burned out. I am talking about compassion fatigue. We will talk about what CF is, what causes it and

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  • Combating Compassion Fatigue

    Running head: COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE Module 4: Combating Compassion Fatigue Pamela Hartwell-Cooper Grand Canyon University: HLT 310V Spirituality in Health Care May 13, 2012 Combating Compassion Fatigue The purpose of this paper is to discuss the significance of Compassion Fatigue (CF) and its effects in the

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    mechanism for the caregiver? Yes, it is definitely a defense mechanism because it is a shut down. The only time you shut down is when you cannot take anymore and your body forces you to stop. 3) How is silencing response related to compassion fatigue? They are somewhat related do to the fact that they both effect the caregiver, are almost a silent disorder because it forces them to keep to themselves, and it is a direct reflection of something that occurred second party. This is how

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    Differences in Competencies Between ADN’s and BSN’s Janice M. Montoya Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V Professional Dynamics January 14, 2012 Montoya Page 1 Introduction Nursing is a profession that is ever changing. Early historian nurses are accountable for many of the changes and progression that we see today. We as well are equally responsible for this progression of the nursing profession. One example of the progression in

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  • Occupational Therapy and Compassion Fatigue: How to Help the Caregiver Get Care

    Occupational Therapy and Compassion Fatigue: How to help the caregiver get care By Randi Johnson Hanson MSRS, OTR/L The topic of “Compassion Fatigue” has been a hot topic within the caregiving profession of nursing in the past decade. Joinson (1992) defines compassion fatigue as “a unique and expanded form of burnout in which the environmental stressors of the workplace coupled with the patient’s physical and emotional needs contributes to the caregiver becoming tired, depressed, angry, ineffective

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  • Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Workers

    Compassion Fatigue . . Lewin (1996) described compassion as a complex emotion that enables health care providers to sustain themselves in emotional balance while holding their patients’ despair in one hand and their hopefulness in the other hand. (Bush, 2009) Compassion fatigue is caused by empathy. It is a natural consequence from stress resulting from caring for and helping traumatized or suffering people. All health care providers are at major risk for compassion fatigue, and registered

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