Combating Compassion Fatigue

Read the articles listed in the readings for this module and use them as a starting point for researching the topic of compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, and related issues. Evaluate your sources to make sure they are academically sound and useful to your study. Compile concepts and resources to help yourself when facing burnout as you care for patients.

In 1,250-1500 words, summarize your findings. Be sure to include the following:
1. Identify the warning signs for five major concepts of compassion fatigue.
2. Present the nature of the problems and their causes.
3. Explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the caregiver.
4. Finally, give examples of coping strategies and resources you can use to help you, the caregiver.