Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses in Turkey A Qualitative Study

BİLGİÇ Ş., Cebeci S.

HOLISTIC NURSING PRACTICE, vol.36, no.5, pp.304-310, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/hnp.0000000000000540
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-310
  • Keywords: compassion fatigue, death, empathy, oncology nurses, OF-LIFE, EXPERIENCES, BURNOUT, SATISFACTION, CARE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Nurses working in oncology clinics, where terminal patients are frequently cared for, face the risk of compassion fatigue, and, therefore, it is important to understand their experiences of this condition. Accordingly, this study aimed to identify compassion fatigue among nurses working in oncology clinics. The findings led to the identification of 5 themes: empathy, sadness, despair, depersonalization, and not suffering from death.