Compassion Fatigue

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Monday October 26th: Today at Moses Cone hospital, I was in the role of student nurse. I had two patients; one a returning patient, and the other a new patient. The nurse I was working with is someone I have never worked with before or even seen on the floor, but she seemed to be familiar with the unit. It was about 3-5-45 minutes into the shift before we received hand off report. After about 8 minutes of waiting to get report on the rest of her patients, my nurse went ahead and started to see patients. When it was time to do hand off report, a tech came to deliver a message to the nurse. The message was from one of her patient’s daughters asking the nurse to please call her before the doctor sees her mom because she had some questions. The nurse promptly said she didn’t have time for that, and would not be calling. The tech asked if she wanted the name and number of the patient’s daughter and the nurse said: “I don’t care, I…show more content…
We have talked about compassion fatigue last year in research. Compassion fatigue is when nurses or other health care professionals become indifferent to requests…show more content…
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