Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Mental-Well Being among Health Care Workers during COVID-19 outbreak
Keywords:Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Mental Well-Being, Healthcare Workers, COVID-19
AbstractHealth care workers have been showing up to provide medical care and assistance to patients even during a global pandemic of Covid-19. Their work has affected their lives, both positively and negatively. Both Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue can be an outcome of their hard work and empathy. In light of this unprecedented crisis, it has become crucial to acknowledge the medical fraternity’s mental health status. The present research aims to study compassion satisfaction, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and mental well-being among health care workers. 84 professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians) participated in this study. Standardized scales were used to assess compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and mental well-being. The results revealed that there is a negative correlation between burnout and mental well-being among healthcare workers. Secondary traumatic stress and burnout also came out to be positively correlated. Another finding showed that women have higher stress levels as compared to men. Thus, it is necessary to implement mental health interventions among professionals to promote psychological care and reduce stress levels. It is also essential to incorporate the responsibility of institutions in this regard. Regardless of the pandemic, long-term interventions are needed to improve compassion skills among health care workers.
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Ishita Saggar. (2022). Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Mental-Well Being among Health Care Workers during COVID-19 outbreak. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.093
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