Rough Draft Outline (requires more expansion beyond bullets listed)
:The issue posed by compassion fatigue has proven detrimental and requires change to be implemented and adapted to address this
-what is compassion fatigue 
-real world account/opener
-Why this issue is pertinent 
-address need for change 
P1 how does the nursing field  promote compassion fatigue
-work conditions
-turnover rates
-does larger pay fix the issue?
P2 How it affects patients care and outcomes
-stress alleviation techniques
-improve workplace
-nursing implications 
Must include APA  format /citation reference list from( 8-10 Nursing Journals)
No plagiarism 
Please include these sources with in-text citations

Summary Table





Outcomes Measured

Results/Key Findings

Notes: Gaps/Future Research

Factors discussed: legal, spiritual, ethical, cultural, financial, advantages, disadvantages

Areas of Nursing discussed: practice, administration, education, research, the profession as a whole

Zhang, Zhang, C., Han, X.-R., Li, W., & Wang, Y. (2018). Determinants of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burn out in nursing A correlative meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore), 97(26), e11086–e11086.


Burn Out

Compassion Fatigue

in correlation for compassion fatigue and burnout

There was a strong positive correlation between compassion fatigue and burnout (
r = 
weak correlation (correlation coefficient; r = 0.1–0.3); moderate correlation (r = 0.3–0.5); and strong correlation (r = 0.5–1.0)

11 studies in total
Compassion fatigue is found to be strongly positively associated with burnout, whereas, compassion satisfaction has inverse relationship with burnout





Peters. (2018). Compassion fatigue in nursing: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum (Hillsdale), 53(4), 466–480.

United States

Traumatic stress

Compassion satisfaction

Utilizes model cases/related cases

Many of the model cases exhibited common signs of compassion fatigue such as high stress, dissatisfaction, severe exhaustion, and inability to connect with others

Empirical methods utilized The Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), which uses likert response from 0 to 5 (never to very often)


Social work



Home life

Vega, & Pope, V. (2019). How to overcome compassion fatigue. Nursing made Incredibly Easy!, 17(3), 52–54.
Tennessee, United States

Compassion Fatigue implications

Basic Solutions

Overall model that can be utilized to preemptively identify signs of CF (compassion fatigue)
And what can be used as a solution

Breaks down solutions into three basic solutions involving debriefing following a traumatic accident, addressing the work-life balance and the need for strong support system, and the need for self-care

More knowledge required into how to effectively implement these solutions in work setting and empirical results to back them


Big focus on administration
And practice

Cao, Wang, L., Wei, S., Li, J., & Gong, S. (2021). Prevalence and predictors for compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in nursing students during clinical placement. Nurse Education in Practice, 51, 102999–102999.


Coping methods

Nursing Students

The relationship between compassion fatigue and cop

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