Review: Burnout and its relationship to empathy in nursing: A review of the literature
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.
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.
|Keywords||1110 Nursing; Nursing|
|Journal||Journal of Research in Nursing|
|Journal citation||22 (1-2), pp. 23-24|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/1744987116679062|
|08 Mar 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||26 Mar 2018|
|Accepted||04 Nov 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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