Losing compassion for patients? The implications of COVID-19 oin compassion fatigue and event-related post-traumatic stress disorder in nurses

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Hochwarter, W., Jordan, S., Kiewitz, C., Liborius, P., Lampaki, A., Franczak, J., Deng, Y., Babaloa, M. T., & Khan, A. K. (2022). Losing compassion for patients? The implications of COVID-19 oin compassion fatigue and event-related post-traumatic stress disorder in nurses. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 37(3). (ABDC_2016: C; ABDC_2019: B; ABS_2018: 3; ABS_2021: 3; VHB_3: B)

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Purpose The authors investigated a psychological process that links characteristics of events related to the coronavirus disease (2019) COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. perceived novelty, disruptiveness and criticality) to compassion fatigue [(CF), a form of caregiver burnout] and subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in nurses. Design/methodology/approach Administering two online surveys (October and November 2020) resulted in matched data from 175 nurses responsible for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings Perceived disruptiveness and criticality of COVID-19 events were positively associated with nurses' CF, which also mediated those characteristics' effects on PTSD instigated by COVID-19. Contrary to the authors' hypothesis, the perceived novelty of COVID-19 events was not significantly associated with CF nor was the indirect effect of perceived novelty on PTSD mediated by CF. Originality/value The authors extend event system theory by investigating the psychological processes linking event features and resultant outcomes while providing practical implications on preparations for future unexpected and potentially life-altering events.

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  • Institut für Entrepreneurship
  • Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship und Leadership

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http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-01-2021-0037