Keywords

book review, compassion fatigue, burnout, nursing

Abstract

This book is not just for nurses who care for the dying patient but for all nurses who find themselves at some point in their career feeling burned out, dissatisfied with work life, bullied, or lacking a sense of meaning and purpose in their professional quality of life. Todaro-Franceschi identifies the causes of compassion fatigue and burnout as being multifactorial, yet having a core symptom of the nurse internalizing suffering to the point that it negatively transforms the care a nurse can give. The target audience is wide, with application to current practitioners, students, nurse educators, and anyone working in any type of health care environment.

Original Publication Citation

Miles, L. (2014, July). NP bookshelf. [Review of the book Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life, by V. Todaro-Franceschi]. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10, E41.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2014-08-02

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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