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Students Name:

Our Lady of the Lake College, School of Nursing


NURS 4760
Preliminary Search Results Form
Topic of interest: Correlation Between Compassion Fatigue and Emergency Disaster Preparedness
Author(s), year

Research Problem

Research Question(s)

1. Ariapooran, Saeed

Nurses or any type of responders and


anyone who works with victims or
trauma survivors are at the risk of
developing stress and other variables
that are related to stress such as
compassion fatigue and burnout.

What is the prevalence of the symptoms of Dependent: Compassion


compassion fatigue and burnout?
Fatigue and Burnout

Although a large percentage of


individuals are relatively unaffected by
traumatic events, traumatic events can
negatively affect survivors and cause
psychological problems such as
posttraumatic stress disorder and
compassion fatigue.

Is work satisfaction related to the


Dependent: Stress, postprediction of posttraumatic growth and for traumatic growth
its moderating effect on perceived stress?
Independent: Work
satisfaction, demographic
characteristics

2014

2. Xu, Jiuping
2014

3. Burtson, Paige
2010

4. Coetzee, Siedine and


Klopper, Hester

What is the role of social support in


predicting these symptoms in Iranian
nurses?

Variables

Independent:
Socioeconomic Variables
(age, gender, job
experience, marital status,
education level, and
occupational status)

Compassionate nursing care was the


Does fostering compassion satisfaction
most influential dimension of patient
and social interaction improve nurse
advocacy, however, nurses feel they are caring?
not being cared for, thus, resulting in
nurses withdrawing their compassionate
care from patients to protect themselves.

Dependent: Nurse caring


and attitude

The phenomenon of nurses losing their


nurturing ability towards patients

Dependent: Knowledge of
compassion fatigue and

What is the definition of compassion


fatigue in the nursing practice?

Independent: Job
satisfaction, stress, burnout,
organizational support, and
compassion fatigue

Students Name:

2010

5. Elkonin, Diane and


Van der Vyver, Lizelle
2011

6. DeSimone, Cristi
2009

continues to run rife in nursing practice.


The fact that compassion fatigue was
never defined within nursing practice
means that the phenomenon was never
explored, described, or explained in a
manner that would allow nurses to
identify compassion fatigue and combat
its effect in nursing practice.

ways to combat it

Intensive care nursing is a stressful


What is the relationship between
occupation and nurses are continually
compassion satisfaction, compassion
subjected to both primary and secondary fatigue, burnout and silencing response?
trauma, however, nurses tend to deny
the negative impact of secondary
trauma, which leads to the silencing
response and subsequent burnout.

Dependent: Primary and


secondary posttraumatic
stress

There is a possible lack of healthcare


workers responding during an
emergency disaster.

Dependent: Number of
personnel who would report
to work during an
emergency

Independent: Definition of
compassion fatigue and
identification of categories
of compassion fatigue.

How many and which groups of health


care workers from two county health
departments (WCHD and JCHD) would
work when needed during various types of
emergencies?

Independent: Compassion
fatigue, burnout, silencing
response and compassion
satisfaction

Independent: Disaster
preparedness,
7. Rebmann, Terri and
Mohr, Lisa
2010

Nurses are integral to bioterrorism


preparedness but nurses bioterrorism
preparedness knowledge has not been
evaluated well.

Are nurses in Missouri prepared for


bioterrorism and other emergency
disasters?
What are perceived barriers to
bioterrorism education?

Dependent: Nurses
knowledge about disaster
management and nurses
perceived knowledge about
bioterrorism
Independent: Bioterrorism
preparedness education

8. Worrall, Jennifer

Dealing with emergency requires


comprehensive knowledge, skills,

Is emergency care staff prepared for


disasters?

Dependent: Nurses
knowledge regarding

Students Name:

2012

abilities and actions. There are concerns


that some nurses are unprepared to meet
these requirements.

different emergency
preparedness dimensions.
Independent: EPIQ
Assessment Tool

9. Culley, Joan and


Effken, Judith
2010

10. Hemingway,
Maureen and Ferguson,
Joanne
2014

Gaps exist in the generation and


Is using the Mass Casualty Concept Model
dissemination of disaster response
an effective model for emergencies?
research to healthcare professionals.
There is little literature evaluating mass
casualty response systems and no gold
standard for measuring the effectiveness
of information decision.

Dependent: Framework
concept building for mass
casualty triage.

The Boston marathon bombing brought


forth issues about how personnel at the
Massachusetts General Hospital met the
challenges of caring for patients after
the emergency disaster.

Dependent: MGH
Emergency Preparedness
Plan

Does the Massachusetts emergency plan


need revision?

Independent: Mass Casualty


Concept model

Independent:
Communication,
Emergency Care, Staffing
and Traffic Control
Management

1) Based on this cursory review of the literature on your topic, list several sub-topics/themes that emerged in the literature.