Grand Canyon University: HLT 310
Combatting Compassion Fatigue
For this assignment, the syllabus says to “Read the articles listed in the readings for this module and use them as a starting point for researching the topic of compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, and related issues”. You will need a total of three (3) scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles from the GCU library as reference supports for this paper. You can use ONE of the list reading articles for this paper but you must research and find two other scholarly, peer reviewed articles from the GCU library for the other two sources. When everyone class after class uses only the listed reading articles, it makes for a very high turnitin score. Evaluate your sources to make sure they are academically sound and useful to your study. Compile concepts and resources to help yourself when facing burnout as you care for patients. Remember that this last sentence in your introduction paragraph is your thesis that explains to your audience what your paper is about.
Warning signs of five concepts of compassion fatigue
Under this heading, identify the warning signs for at least five concepts of compassion fatigue. You will have to research and read to find these. If you wish, you can further use subheadings as shown below. Remember that each paragraph must be at least three sentences long though and you must cite each paragraph for these five concepts are not common knowledge. In addition, for each of these five concepts, present the nature of each of these problems and their causes. (The five concepts would be things like; cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, wellbeing, somatic and spiritual, which are affected by compassion fatigue.)
Physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
Under this heading, you will describe the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the caregiver. Make sure you clearly address all three of these needs.
Under this heading, you will give examples of coping strategies. Also, list resources that could be helpful to a caregiver suffering from compassion fatigue. Please do not list website like this: www.compassoinfatigue.com. You can state that a website containing helpful information titled Compassion fatigue etc. (Compassion fatigue, n.d.) Then, list the website properly as a reference.
When you are ready to write, and after having read these instructions completely, you can delete these directions and start typing. The formatting should stay the same. However, one item that you will have to change is the page header, which is placed at the top of each page along with the page number. The words included in the page header should be reflective of the title of your paper, so that if the pages are intermixed with other papers they will be identifiable. When using Word 2003, double click on the words in the page header. This should enable you to edit the words. You should not have to edit the page numbers.
In addition to spacing, APA style includes a special way of citing resource articles. See the APA manual for specifics regarding in-text citations. The APA manual also discusses the desired tone of writing, grammar, punctuation, formatting for numbers, and a