Oncology nurses provide care to patients during some of the toughest times in their lives. This care places nurses at risk of developing compassion fatigue which can have negative long-term health impacts. There is currently no formal compassion fatigue education offered to oncology nurses. This lack of training leaves nurses vulnerable to the impacts of unmanaged stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. This benchmark project was completed to bring awareness to the need for a mindfulness-based compassion fatigue course. This course will provide oncology nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage these difficult emotions.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing Administration
Hayward, Jessica R., "Oncology Nurse Compassion Fatigue Benchmark Project" (2020). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 62.