Phoenix Fellows and Grantees

Tara Tucker & Maryse Bouvette

2012 AMS Phoenix Fellow
MD, FRCPC, MEd and RN, BScN, MEd, CON(C), CHPCN(C)
Co-sponsor Organization
The University of Ottawa
Research Theme
Self-Identity

The Emotional Toll of Professional Caring: Mitigating and Managing Compassion Fatigue (CF)

To provide the best quality care and the best compassionate care, healthcare providers must be given the resources and skills to do what often does not come naturally to them: the permission and ability to more fully care for themselves. In this way, burnout and compassion fatigue (CF) can be mitigated and health professionals can better care for those whom they serve. This fellowship is focused on understanding the prevalence of compassion fatigue (CF) in nursing and medical students through the design and implementation of standardized training workshops (Phase 1) to better understand how to mitigate and manage CF proactively. Year 2 involves the implementation of the training workshops in the context of staff on a stressful complex continuing care unit.