2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 144-150
Assessment of Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Levels of the Nurses: A University Hospital Example
Yağmur ÇOLAK YILMAZER1, Kadriye BULDUKOĞLU2
1Öğr. Gör., Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye
2Prof. Dr., Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye
Keywords: Burnout, compassion fatigue, nurses, quality of life

Aim: This study aims to determine the levels of compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue of nurses and related factors.

Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted by examining the data of 118 nurses working at Akdeniz University Hospital between April and May 2017. The data were collected with “Personal Information Form” and “Professional Quality of Life Scale” (ProQOL) and analyzed in SPSS 20.0 package program. One-way ANOVA and t-test were used to evaluate the data. Furthermore, Pearson correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue which are subdimensions of ProQOL.

Results: The study has revealed compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue levels of the nurses are associated with age, having children, choosing this profession voluntarily, and working in shifts. It was also found that there is a negative and moderate relationship between compassion satisfaction and burnout levels (r=-0.618; p<0.001) and a positive and significant relationship between burnout and compassion fatigue levels (r=0.580; p<0.001).

Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue, which are the basic parameters of the quality of life of employees are associated with personal and professional characteristics.