In this second edition of her seminal text, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for surviving compassion fatigue, nurse stress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment and stop nursing burnout.
Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, this compassion fatigue workbook addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find nurse stress relief and purpose.
New to the Second Edition:
Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care quality
Updated resources/information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of life
New chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing)
New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environment
Provides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education
Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspective
Increases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOL
Provides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environment and reducing chances of compassion fatigue and nurse burnout
Includes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and more