|OJIN News -- February 1, 2011|
New Topic: Compassion Fatigue: Caregivers at Risk
Volume 16, Issue 1 - January, 2011
OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing has just posted a brand new topic: Compassion Fatigue: Caregivers at Risk.
Countering Compassion Fatigue: A Requisite Nursing Agenda. Deborah Boyle, MS, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN describes compassion fatigue, distinguishes the concept from burnout, and discusses risk factors, assessment of compassion fatigue , and effective interventions.
Compassion Fatigue: A Nurse's Primer. Barbara Lombardo, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC and Caryl Eyre, RN, MSN begin this article with a case study of a reactive nurse who did not seek help for her continuing stress and conclude with a case study of a proactive nurse who successfully avoided developing compassion fatigue.
Compassion Fatigue Within Double Duty Caregiving: Nurse-Daughters Caring for Elderly Parents. Catherine Ward-Griffin, PhD, RN; Oona St-Amant, MScN, RN; and Judith Belle Brown, PhD examine compassion fatigue within double duty caregiving, or provision of care to elderly relatives by practicing health care professionals.Compassion Practice by Ugandan Nurses Who Provide HIV Care. Jean N. Harrowing, PhD, BSc, MN, RN describes the experiences of 24 nurses' lives as they cared for patients with HIV, including their capacity to avoid or mitigate the development of compassion fatigue.
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Articles on Previously Posted Topics
Using Maslow's Pyramid and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators™ to Attain a Healthier Work Environment by Lisa Groff-Paris, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM and Mary Terhaar, DSNc, RN
Development of the Mammography Beliefs and Attitudes Questionnaire for Low-Health-Literacy Mexican-American Women by Gloria Lopez-McKee, PhD, RN
What Attracts Second Degree Students to a Career In Nursing? By Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF
Using the AACN Framework to Alleviate Moral Distress by Carole McCue, MS, RN, CNE
Iranian Nurses´ Perceptions of Their Professional Growth and Development by Flora Rahimaghaee, MSc, RN; Dehghan Nayeri, PhD, RN; and Eesa Mohammadi, PhD, RN
Legislative: Nursing's Engagement in Health Policy and Healthcare Through Social Media by Pamela Katz Ressler, BSN, RN, HN-BC and Greer Glazer, RN, CNP, PhD, FAAN
OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.
Harriet Coeling, PhD, RN, CNS
Jackie Owens, PhD, RN, COHN-S
The journal editors invite you to share your response to this OJIN topic by sending a Letter to the Editor or by submitting a manuscript that will further the discussion of this topic which has been initiated by these introductory articles.
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