US talking sessions will help combat compassion fatigue in healthcare staff

US talking sessions will help combat compassion fatigue in healthcare staff
 

Care workers, particularly those looking after elderly patients, can be on the receiving end of violence and abuse, and may be desensitised as a result. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA American-style hospital sessions, called Schwartz rounds, where staff from different disciplines come together to discuss their feelings about their jobs to help combat stress, are being rolled out to 55 hospitals in the UK.
I have only recently heard this term, but when I was a nurse in a psychiatric unit in Brighton, 20 years ago, a similar initiative was introduced. Based on my experience then, I think... read more

 
4 June 2013 in Health, Views: 18
Source: Guardian
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