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Authors

  1. Owens, Rebecca A. DNP, MBA, MSN, RN-BC
  2. Alfes, Celeste DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN
  3. Evans, Susan PhD
  4. Wyka, Katarzyna PhD
  5. Fitzpatrick, Joyce J. PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP

Abstract

This study shows that breathing mindfully for 3 minutes over a period of 4 weeks, positively affects compassion fatigue in nurses. A nonrandomized, pre/postintervention study was conducted using a 3-minute attentional breathing intervention. Thirty-two nurses participated over 4 weeks. The intervention demonstrated statistically significant reductions in compassion fatigue measures.