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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 87) Last page : ( 91)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00018.8

Relationship of Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout among Nurses

Rajan Ammu1,*, Varghese Jisha2, Krishnankutty Shaini3, Philip Riya3, Reni C.S.3

1Senior Lecturer, Department of Mental Health Nursing, MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery

2Assistant Lecturer, MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery

3Second Year Post Basic Nursing Students, MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ammulis29@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

A descriptive study was done to determine the relationship of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout among nurses in MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery. Objectives of the study were to assess the compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout among nurses in MOSC Medical College Hospital Kolenchery, to assess the relationship of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout among nurses in MOSC Medical College Hospital Kolenchery. The research approach of the study is quantitative approach. The research design selected for the study is observational analytical design. Convenient sampling method was used for sample selection. The study was done in MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery among 80 nurses who met the inclusion criteria. Data collection was done using Professional Quality of Life Scale version 5 (ProQOL). Collected data were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics presented in table, bar and pie diagrams. Study findings revealed that, out of 80 subjects, 42 subjects had high compassion satisfaction (90.47%), 67 subjects had high compassion fatigue (83.75%) and 80 subjects had average burnout (100%). The mean score of compassion satisfaction 41.78 with a standard deviation of 4.65, compassion fatigue 29.55 with standard deviation of 5.98 and burnout 32.60 with standard deviation of 4.49. Pearson coefficient correlation exact test analysed among collected data indicated that high positive correlation between compassion fatigue and burnout (0.732) which is found to be statistically significant (p=<0.001). This study concluded that majority of the nurses had an average level of burnout.

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Keywords

Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Nurses.

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