Burnout is a. multidimensional construct that includes elements of emotional exhaustion. The subsequent ethical assessment, which consisted of a comparison of the results of the previous steps with an ethical matrix highlighting the ideal situation for all stakeholders’ interests, allowed the overall identification of the ethical concerns entailed by the interaction.
In this final part of the compassionate journey series, the focus is on the impact that euthanasia and end-of-life care can have on the veterinary practice team and individuals and the steps that can be taken to minimise any negative effect. your professional work and only use it for this purpose. Compassion fatigue and burnout: the, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Deckard, G., Meterko, M., & Field, D. (1994). javma news
Compassion fatigue is a common consequence (Figley and Roop, 2006) and has a personal impact on the ability of the sufferer to ‘bounce back’ from these frequent stressors. Participation in Balint groups, along with other professional and personal activities, has the potential to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout in participants. Compassion fatigue has been defined as “the emotional, burden that health care providers may experience as a result of overexposure to, traumatic events that patients are experiencing” (Schwam, 1998). professional capability
& Huggard, E.J. Dr Lisa Miller (JAVMA News, 2004) Veterinarians and veterinary nurses, along with other health care professionals, may experience compassion fatigue as a result of continued exposure to the traumatic events their patients and families experience. 1990) describing the emotional burnout that may be experienced by clinicians. Dr Miller (JAVMA News, 2004) lists the following strategies aimed at managing the, stresses associated with veterinary practice: taking care of yourself; having fun on a. regular basis; turning to nature; finding a relaxation technique that works for you; changing your attitude to how you view the stressors; knowing when to ask for help, – everyone experiences occasional frustrat, feelings; reassessing the boundaries that have been developed with clients; giving, yourself permission to grieve when you lose a patient; surrounding yourself with, supportive people; and, if you decide to seek help, identifying a counsellor or, psychologist who understands compassion fatigue and is familiar with the veterinary, One of the most effective ways of managing the stresses associated with clinical, practice is by participating in a supportive peer supervision group process. 3,5. An earlier term used to describe this phenomenon was secondary victimisation (Figley, 1982).