Avoiding compassion fatigue

By Dr Tamara Power and Carolyn Hayes The majority of students enter nursing because they are altruistic and wish to help people. However, studies have shown that through constant exposure to people’s trauma and suffering, nurses can become both physically and psychologically burnt-out and suffer compassion fatigue (Ledoux 2015). Compassion fatigue can manifest as feelingsContinue reading “Avoiding compassion fatigue”