Professional Quality of Life in Nurses: Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue


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YILMAZ G. , ÜSTÜN B.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.9, no.3, pp.205-211, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/phd.2018.86648
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-211
  • Keywords: Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, nursing, professional quality of life, SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS, CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY, CRITICAL-CARE NURSES, ONCOLOGY NURSES, SELF-CARE, BURNOUT, INTERVENTION, MINDFULNESS, PREVALENCE, THERAPY

Abstract

Nurses as facilitators are experiencing various painful experiences throughout their working life. These experiences have both positive and negative consequences and they affect the nurses' professional quality of life. The professional quality of life has two dimensions: compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue. The aim of this study is to discuss the concepts of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue, which are indicative of the professional quality of life, the developmental process of these situations, the physical and mental changes in the nurses, and the situations that can affect the professional quality of life. Studies show that compassion fatigue is increasing steadily; this reduces the nurses' professional quality of life.