Introduction Compassion fatigue has already been identified as a combination of emotional, physical, and spiritual depletion which is associated with the caring of patients in significant physical distress and emotional pain. Although the literature is awash with a lot of definitions of compassion fatigue, Joinson (1992), gave the first definition of this concept during her service in the emergency room. She identified that compassion fatigue was a rare form of burnout that usually affects individuals in care-giving roles. The proposed research paper will investigate the effects of compassion fatigue on patient care and care-givers. Objectives The aims of the proposed research will be: 1) To investigate whether compassionate fatigue influences the overall quality patient care, 2)To establish the need of structuring appropriate and multi-faceted interventions to combat compassion fatigue, 3) To establish the risk factors associatedwith compassion fatigue.
Nurses are at risk of not caring due to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is described as “a complex emotion that allows care-givers to hold and sustain themselves in emotional balance while holding patients’ despair in one hand and their hopefulness in the other (Bush, 2009, pg. 25). In this paper, the author will discuss warning signs for five concepts of compassion fatigue, the nature of the problems and their causes, the needs of the caregiver, and coping strategies and resources for those suffering from compassion fatigues. Warning Signs for Five Concepts of Compassion Fatigue Physical Manifestations Compassion fatigue can manifest itself through physical symptoms.
Good communication with service users encourages participation in activities therefore promoting equality within the care setting. The service user can gain the trust and understanding from the care worker and therefore communicate the needs that individual requires. Good communication amongst staff encourages a better working relationship and ensures all tasks are completed to a high standard. Good communication between staff members is important to ensure problems are picked up and solved quickly. Such as an elderly service user having a preference to a bath rather than shower, the service user can then communicate this information effectively to staff and pass this information on to their colleagues.
My question was: Mrs. Thompson, I would like to know from your experience which is better for the patient and his/her family, hospice at home or in a hospital setting. Sometimes, there are many problems for the family to care for their love ones at this time due to emotional feelings and physical burden. What do you think is best? Mrs. Thompson answer: Philosophically and practically, the goal of hospice care is to stabilize the patient's condition in order to permit him to return home, where most people say they would prefer to die. There are several points to note, in this context: 1.
I work in a care home on two nursing units where very often I have to take care about terminally ill patients. Care provided must be very gentle and tailored towards resident's needs as well gaining knowledge about resident's illnesses and their stage from care plans and hospital documents is crucial. Depending on resident's condition accompanying and supporting is extremely important as well, because terminally ill person in most of the cases goes through five-stage process of dying which are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. And on every stage such an individual is going to need appropriate support and understanding. As a carer I have a duty and a desire to help as much as it is possible by meeting all the mentioned needs and reassuring residents using all my knowledge and experience which I have
Having an environment where everyone is treated fairly will result in employees of H&M feel more valued, happy and more willing to give a better service. They are not like physical or technological resources; humans need to be dealt in certain ways, as they are protected by legislations and laws. • Training: In H&M there will be a invariable change of different order of products that the customers wish to purchase, for this reason the staff will have to be trained for any of these occasions. H&M manage their training system by making sure they give relevant teaching for employees to develop key skills and move up in the hierarchy. This will help bring knowledge to employees and give them the
Caring for the Caregiver Lynn Baker Grand Canyon University HLT-310V October 27, 2013 Caring for the Caregiver Compassion fatigue is the physical or mental tiredness or disillusionment resulting from distress for the afflictions of others, accompanied by the desire to help (Feistheilmeier, 2012). It is demonstrated by profound emotional and physical tiredness, and by a change in helping professionals sense of hope and confidence about the future and the importance of their work. It is an everyday result of working in the health care industry (Mathieu, 2013). In this paper, the writer will discuss warning signs for five concepts of compassion fatigue, the nature of the problems and their causes, the needs of the caregiver, and coping strategies and resources for those suffering from compassion fatigue. Health providers care for sick, injured, devastated and susceptible patients on a daily basis, and subsequently they are constantly subjected to significant pain, trauma and suffering.
This process helps an individual understand how others perceive them. Feedback is essential to facilitating performance improvements. Feedback allows people to utilize their strengths to their advantage. Feedback informs employees which actions create problems for others and to know what changes may be needed. 360 Performance Appraisal: Uses Uses for 360 Performance Appraisal include: Employee Development Performance Appraisal Performance Management Training Needs Assessment Evaluation of Training Attitude Survey Organizational Climate Survey Customer Satisfaction Survey This process can also be a motivator of performance since it shows the employee that their opinions and views are considered important.
As leaders, it is our responsibility to assess and manage levels of stress in the workplace to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Stress is a major concerned factor that must be managed, and provides practical advices to help identify and cope with stress. The aim of this paper is to provide insight that will help the reader further improve his/her management competencies in managing stress in the workplace. Workplace stress is to be expected. Stress itself can be good or bad.
This attention will radiate reassurances for the client. Counsellors are trained to recognize self-defeating behaviours, to help clients learn more effective communication skills and improve the quality of their relationships. Counselling can help people manage stress, one of the very important components in maintaining optimum physical health. When facing the challenge of chronic illness, counselling takes on a further role. Developing new coping strategies, finding alternative ways to accomplish tasks and keep meaning in your life; these help us to live well with the changes such illnesses bring.