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Interventions to Manage Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nursing

Ella Mabry
Nancy Aycock
CJON 2012, 16(5), 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.

References 

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