Hospitals help nurses avoid compassion fatigue, burnout

06/11/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Hospitals are creating innovative programs to help nurses deal with compassion fatigue and burnout, drawing on practices such as meditation, journal writing, brief exercise and dance. Nurse practitioner Barbara Lombardo of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio has done research on compassion fatigue and said little things can help, like remembering lunch or dinner, going outside or taking a deep breath.

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