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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2020

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Addressing compassion fatigue

Addressing compassion fatigue
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Article topics: Fatigue


Providing compassionate care to those who are sick and suffering is considered by many nurses as not only a privilege, but also an incredibly rewarding experience. Unfortunately, this emotionally, physically and intellectually demanding work can overwhelm a nurses’ psychological resilience to tolerate patient distress (Gilbert, 2009), making them more vulnerable to compassion fatigue (CF).

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