Review: Burnout and its relationship to empathy in nursing: A review of the literature

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Baillie, LJ (2017). Review: Burnout and its relationship to empathy in nursing: A review of the literature. Journal of Research in Nursing. 22 (1-2), pp. 23-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987116679062
AuthorsBaillie, LJ
Abstract

Compassion in nursing has developed a high profile in recent years following several reports about poor care in England and a lack of compassion, but there is much less discussion about empathy, which is a related, but different, concept. The authors of the reviewed study suggest that empathic interactions are a necessary prerequisite for compassion, but that this emotional engagement can, for some nurses, lead to burnout and a subsequent inability to provide compassionate care. They argue for a better understanding of the relationship between empathy and burnout, thus providing the rationale for this paper.

Keywords1110 Nursing; Nursing
Year2017
JournalJournal of Research in Nursing
Journal citation22 (1-2), pp. 23-24
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1744-9871
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987116679062
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Accepted04 Nov 2016
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