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compassion fatigue, nursing, online faculty, prayer, prayer groups, sacred space, virtual meetings



  1. Jacobson, Sheri
  2. Stallwood, Lynda


ABSTRACT: Nurses face challenges in their caregiving work, risking compassion fatigue. Online nurse educators, with 24/7 expectations to respond to students, face such issues. This article relates the experience of three online nurse educators who established a virtual prayer group online and found it to be spiritually nourishing. Suggestions for establishing a virtual prayer group are provided.