Compassion fatigue in nurses of intensive care unit

Borhani, F. and Mohammadi, S. and Roshanzadeh, M. (2015) Compassion fatigue in nurses of intensive care unit. Medical Ethics Journal, 9 (33).


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Background: Nurses frequently encounter to patients suffering and painful conditions caused some frustration and exhaustion in the care of patients that in addition to the psychological damage can have important implications as to the quality and outcome of patient care. This study aimed determination the compassion fatigue in nurses of intensive care unit to care of patients. Method: This study is a cross - sectional study that had taken on 260 intensive care nurse has been done in Kerman. Sampling were convenience in this study. Data collection was Figly 30 questions that reliability and validity have been used by researchers and Cronbach's alpha was calculated to be 80 percent. Data collected by SPSS16 software using descriptive and analytical statistics were analyzed. Results: The results of this study suggest that total mean of Compassion fatigue in nurses of intensive care unit provide care to patients in domain (0-5) is 3/35±0/7. The relationship between Compassion fatigue and age, number of years of service, type of unit care and sex whit compassion fatigue have a positive and significant correlation (P<0/05). Discussion & Conclusion: The average level of the phenomenon and the negative effects that could be on nurse’s necessary measures and strategies as well as training and orientation for nurses with this phenomenon and as well as measures to evaluate the reasons for considering the specific circumstances may require different parts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compassion Fatigue of Patient Care, Quality of Care, Intensive Care Unit, Nurses
Subjects: WO Surgery
WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 06:25
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 06:25

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