Compassion Fatigue

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COMPASSION FATIGUE AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS

A PROPOSAL
PRESENTED TO THE
FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF
UNIVERSITY OF THE VISAYAS
CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF ARTS IN NURSING
MAJOR IN NURSING MANAGEMENT

BY:
CONCHITA BRANZUELA BERGADO

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM INTRODUCTION: Quality of life among healthcare providers will matter on the quality and safety of patient care. Today the proportion of acute patients entering the health care system through emergency departments continues to grow and the number of patients in the Intensive care unit also increasing. In emergency room department, the Emergency medical services (EMS)
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They developed a true shell of protection against feeling the deep heartache one gets from observing grief and suffering.
They can sometimes be supportive, yet most of the time they step back and not get emotionally involved. In order for the physicians to treat patients in such an environment, they must also block out those emotions as they work with people, particularly people who are suffering, must contend with not only the normal stress or dissatisfaction of work, but also with the emotional and personal feelings for the suffering. However, does the daily reminder of suffering, pain and death ever carry over into their personal lives or lead to psychological issues? It is also important to understand the potential effect of these pressures on these direct care staff. This research will purposely investigate the prevalence of compassion satisfaction, burnout and compassion fatigue levels among emergency and intensive care unit nurses, physicians & nursing assistants and in other selected inpatient specialties in a tertiary hospital. This research will also facilitates recognition and assessment of compassion fatigue and explores prevention and management options to enhance quality and safe patient outcomes. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: This study will be anchored on Dr. Jean Watson Theory on human care, Dr. Patricia Benner on

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