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Compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress in registered nurses in Australia: study 1 results

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Hegney, DG and Craigie, M and Hemsworth, D and Osseiran-Moisson, R and Aoun, S and Francis, K and Drury, V, Compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress in registered nurses in Australia: study 1 results, Journal of nursing management, 22, (4) pp. 506-518. ISSN 0966-0429 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/jonm.12160

Abstract

Aim: To explore compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction with the potential contributing factors of anxiety, depression and stress.

Background: To date, no studies have connected the quality of work‐life with other contributing and co‐existing factors such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Method: A self‐report exploratory cross sectional survey of 132 nurses working in a tertiary hospital.

Result: The reflective assessment risk profile model provides an excellent framework for examining the relationships between the professional quality of work factors and contributing factors within the established risk profiles. The results show a definite pattern of risk progression for the six factors examined for each risk profile. Additionally, burnout and secondary traumatic stress were significantly related to higher anxiety and depression levels. Higher anxiety levels were correlated with nurses who were younger, worked full‐time and without a postgraduate qualification. Twenty percent had elevated levels of compassion fatigue: 7.6% having a very distressed profile. At‐risk nurses' stress and depression scores were significantly higher than nurses with higher compassion satisfaction scores.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Francis, K (Professor Karen Francis)
ID Code:132365
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:85
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2019-05-06
Last Modified:2019-06-20
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