burnout, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, critical care nurses



  1. Fahey, Donna M. MFA, BSN, RN, CCRN, HNB-BC
  2. Glasofer, Amy DrNP, RN, NE-BC


Abstract: The emotional cost of caring is frequently borne by nurses, and often manifests as symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout. Compassion satisfaction may be the antidote. This article assesses the presence of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in critical care nurses to better understand the relationship between the two.