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Keywords

caring, compassion energy, intentionality, nurturance, presence

 

Authors

  1. Dunn, Dorothy J. MSN, APRN, BC, FNP

Abstract

Compassion energy is the converse of compassion fatigue. Nurses will grow and thrive if they understand how to self-generate vigor as compassion energy, preventing compassion fatigue or burnout. The compassion energy experience can elicit implications for nursing practice to add to the caring process.