Effects of Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout on the Attitude towards Terminal Care among Care Providers in Long- term Care Facilities

  • Oh, Chung-Uk (Dept. of Nursing, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Seon-Rye (College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.04.18
  • Accepted : 2017.06.23
  • Published : 2017.06.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, burnout on the attitude towards terminal care among care providers in long-term care facilities. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, data was collected from 126 care providers in long-term care facilities in Chungbuk and Kangwon province. Data were collected with self-administrated questionnaires and analyzed by hierarchical multiple regression. Findings of this study is as follows. Firstly, attitude towards terminal care was positively affected by compassion satisfaction. Secondly, the attitude towards terminal care was negatively affected by compassion fatigue. Thirdly, the attitude towards terminal care was negatively affected by burnout. In conclusion, these findings provide strong empirical evidence for the importance of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction and burnout in explaining attitude towards terminal care among care providers in long-term care facilities. Therefore, strategies to decrease compassion fatigue and burnout and improve compassion satisfaction are needed to improve the attitude towards terminal care among care providers in long-term care facilities.


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