Eric Vachon on a Self-Intervention for Compassion Fatigue in Nurses

June 29, 2017
Eric Vachon, BSN

Eric Vachon, BSN, PhD candidate, Michigan State University, discusses the necessity of self-intervention for nurses to combat compassion fatigue.

Eric Vachon, BSN, PhD candidate, Michigan State University, discusses the necessity of self-intervention for nurses to combat compassion fatigue.

When dealing with cancer, a lot of difficult emotions and stress can come up. These can effect the healthcare providers as much as the patients in some cases. However, providers often do not have many resources to help. An intervention using cyber-meditation gives providers a strategy to release stress and reduce compassion fatigue and, therefore, burn-out.