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Determination of Compassion Levels of Nurses Working at a University Hospital

  • B. ArkanEmail author
  • D. Yılmaz
  • F. Düzgün
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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the compassion levels of nurses working in a university hospital. The study sample consists of 227 nurses who were available and participated in the research voluntarily during the study. The study data were collected by using “Nurse Description Form” and “Compassion Scale (CS).” In the analysis of the study data, number, percentage, mean and independent T test and ANOVA test were used. The total mean score of CS of the nurses was found as 97.02 ± 10.67. There was no statistically significant difference between gender, marital status and weekly work hours of the nurses and their total CS score means and total sub-scale score means. On the other hand, there was a statistically significant difference between the age variable of the nurses and the sub-scale of “separation,” between the education level of the nurses and their total CS score means. As a result, it was found that the level of compassion of the nurses was moderate and the level of education affected the compassion levels of the nurses.

Keywords

Compassion Nursing care Nursing Compassion fatigue 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank all of our  nurses participated in the study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

Ethical approval was received from the ethics committee of the university (Decision No: 2018-3/24).

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychiatric Nursing DepartmentUludag University Faculty of Health SciencesBursaTurkey
  2. 2.Nursing DepartmentUludag University Faculty of Health SciencesBursaTurkey
  3. 3.Uludag University Faculty of MedicineBursaTurkey

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