Programmes To Reduce Compassion Fatigue In Healthcare

Original Publishing date: 01-08-2017
Publisher: The Washington Post
Author: Meeri Kim

Studies show consistently that professional health care givers suffer from the phenomena of burnout and compassion fatigue which can prove to be fatal to patients.

“Learning compassion, empathy and resilience that speak to the human service challenges of the job have helped many individuals rediscover the meaning of medicine and why they became a doctor in the first place.”

This article outlines compassion programmes launched by hospitals in the U.S that helped reduce burnout and fatigue, while creating a positive impact on their patients’ and their own wellbeing as health care professionals.

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