Letters to the Editor

Interventions to Manage Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nursing

Ella Mabry

Nancy Aycock

compassion fatigue
CJON 2012, 16(5), 447-447. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.447

I wanted to personally write you to share the positive feedback I have received on your article, "Interventions to Manage Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nursing" by Nancy Aycock, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN®, and Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCN®, FAAN. I work on a 12-bed medical research oncology unit at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, and we just restarted our journal club. Because I am a night shift worker, our unit decided to allow day shift and night shift to alternate journal club meetings. The month of May was my turn, and I must say this article is one of the best articles I have ever read on compassion fatigue. It wasn't heavily laden with statistical jargon nobody could understand and it touched on very real issues we face here on our unit.

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    Aycock, N., & Boyle, D. (2012). Interventions to manage compassion fatigue in oncology nursing. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13, 183-191. doi:10.1188/09.CJON.183-191