Faculty Book: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Compassion fatigue afflicts nurses working in all caring environments and has become a serious issue in health care institutions nationwide. This book specifically addresses this challenge and the related syndrome of burnout in nursing. It presents a unique healing model designed to identify, treat, and, where possible, avert compassion fatigue with holistic strategies and action plans that help cultivate a healthier, more satisfying work environment. The volume addresses risk factors for and manifestations of compassion fatigue, burnout, and other related experiences such as post-traumatic stress, death overload, collective trauma, and moral distress. The author emphasizes ways in which dissatisfaction influences the quality of patient care and calls for nurses to reinvent their work environments to favor “compassion contentment.” Vidette Todaro-Franceschi (Assoc. Prof., Hunter) is on the doctoral faculty in nursing science.
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Submitted on: SEP 20, 2012