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An investigation into compassion fatigue and self-compassion in acute medical care hospital nurses: a mixed methods study

An investigation into compassion fatigue and self-compassion in acute medical care hospital nurses: a mixed methods study

Background In the acute medical care hospital setting, nursing the sick and dying is both physically and emotionally demanding, making acute medical care hospital nurses more vulnerable to Compassion Fatigue (CF) or Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS). If not addressed in its earliest stages, CF can adversely change the caregiver’s ability to provide compassionate care. It has been shown that Self-Compassion (SC) can be beneficial for the...

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