Program to combat 'compassion fatigue'

September 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2010, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p102
The article offers information on the compassion fatigue program designed to target stress disorder that was commonly found on health care providers. According to Licensed Marter Social Worker (LMSW) April Spreeman, the quality of care given to patients suffers when a care provider suffers from compassion fatigue. Moreover, Spreeman mentions several symptoms of compassion fatigue including avoidance of difficult patients, irritability with patients, and extreme nervousness.


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