Nursing Grand Rounds | Compassion Fatigue

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Discover why healthcare professionals should be concerned about compassion fatigue.

The lecture was recorded March 19, 2012 by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

This course was reviewed in March 2017.

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Amy O'Leary, MSN, RN    
Assistant Nurse Manager, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle




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Target Audience

For nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After the conclusion of this presentation, you will be better able to:

  • Define the concepts of compassion fatigue (CF), burnout, and compassion satisfaction.
  • List the possible causes and contributing factors for compassion fatigue.
  • Propose strategies to reverse and reduce compassion fatigue.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
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