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Reflections on occupational stress in palliative care nursing: Is it changing? 

Reflections on occupational stress in palliative care nursing: Is it changing?
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Reflections on occupational stress in palliative care nursing: Is it changing?
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Mary L.S. Vachon

, Peter K. Huggard

, and Jayne Huggard

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0064
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date: 22 August 2018

This chapter discusses the stressors and rewards of work in palliative care. Recent research related to the concepts of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue and related concepts is reviewed and there is a discussion clarifying some of the concerns and overlaps with the measurement of these concepts. The literature on stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout in hospice/palliative care from 2008 to 2013 is reviewed. The concepts of empathy and compassion are discussed, followed by a discussion of spirituality in professional caregivers in palliative care. The chapter concludes with current research on what is being done to decrease stress and improve coping mechanisms in palliative care.

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