Date of Publication : 29, Aug, 2020
The study investigated the outcome of nurse-led intervention on management of compassion fatigue among nurses in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Nigeria. The research design for this study was a quasi-experimental (one group pre-test and post-test). The population for this study were nurses in the adult and children emergency department, the intensive care unit, the female oncology ward and the medical and surgical wards. The total sample size for the study was 87 respondents. The Instrument for data collection was a self-designed questionnaire that elicited information relevant to the objectives of the study. It consisted of two sections A and B. The questionnaire was validated using face and content validity by experts in the field of nursing, who ensured that the questions in the research instrument were relevant to the purpose of the study. A reliability index of 0.853 was obtained, thus, the instrument was said to be reliable. The experimental procedure was in three stages namely pre-intervention phase, intervention phase and post-intervention phase. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The pre and post intervention mean scores on management measure of compassion fatigue were (11.89±4.53) and (22.96±2.99). There were significant differences between pre and post-intervention level of management (Knowledge gained = 11.89; t = 22.96; p = .000) of compassion fatigue among the nurses. It was recommended among others that nurses should be encouraged by their superiors and managers, to also care for themselves as they care for others and protect their physical and mental health.
Keywords: Nurse-led, Intervention, Management, Compassion Fatigue, Nurses,
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Author(s), SALIU ADENIKE AMINAT (RN, RM, Dip ENT, B.Sc. Ed, B.NSc, M.Sc. Nursing), (2020). “Outcome of Nurse-Led Intervention On Management of Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 23- 31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4008083 , Issue: 8, Vol.: 2, Article: 3, Month: August, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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