Compassion fatigue in pediatric palliative care providers

Title

Compassion fatigue in pediatric palliative care providers

Creator

Rourke MT

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Subject

Child; Humans; Pediatrics/statistics & numerical data; empathy; Palliative Care/statistics & numerical data; Fatigue/epidemiology/psychology; Health Personnel/psychology/statistics & numerical data

Description

The experience of compassion fatigue is an expected and common response to the professional task of routinely caring for children at the end of life. Symptoms of compassion fatigue often mimic trauma reactions. Implementing strategies that span personal, professional, and organizational domains can help protect health care providers from the damaging effects of compassion fatigue. Providing pediatric palliative care within a constructive and supportive team can help caregivers deal with the relational challenges of compassion fatigue. Finally, any consideration of the toll of providing pediatric palliative care must be balanced with a consideration of the parallel experience of compassion satisfaction.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

631--44, x

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Rourke MT, “Compassion fatigue in pediatric palliative care providers,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14351.

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