Combatting Compassion Fatigue

Combating Compassion Fatigue
Grand Canyon University: HLT-310V
September 12, 2014 The role of a healthcare provider, particularly a nurse, can be very taxing physically, emotionally and spiritually. The duties of a nurse require compassion, dedication and at times giving more attention to the needs of a patient than one’s own needs. The goal is to help others in times when they are not able to help themselves. Although the goal is clear, there are many factors that can make that goal more challenging, such as facilities being short staffed, increased nurse/patient ratios, increased intense loads, extended work hours and the often tremendous needs of patients and their families, to name a few. Overtime, these factors can run its toll on anyone. This toll can surface as exhaustion, stress, and at times, burnout. Ultimately, with these symptoms untreated it can and will lead to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue not only affects the nurse in terms of job satisfaction and emotional and physical health, but also the workplace environment by decreasing productivity and increasing turnover (Lombardo, 2011). This paper will discuss the causes, symptoms, the side effects and the steps needed to combat compassion fatigue.
Compassion fatigue is defined as a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion in relation to providing care to patients in significant emotional pain and physical distress, and has also been referred to as burnout that affects individuals in caregiving roles (Lombardo, 2011). Compassion fatigue is more related to the emotional stresses of care for patients, whereas burnout is related to the frustration, loss of interest, decreased productivity, and fatigue caused by being overworked and prolonged stresses of the dissatisfactions of the work environment (Wisniewski, 2013). Both stresses can cause one to have a decrease ability to provide the compassionate care needed for their patients, and a loss of ability…

Cohabitation verses Living Apart

Cohabitation verses Living Apart
Love. When people think of love they think of roses and everything romantic. In reality there are so many parts to a relationship that most people don’t like talking about much less thinking about. A huge major decision that has to be made has to be when you should move in together. It’s a huge decision to make and no one wants to have to deal with it. In the end whether you decide to move in before you are married or wait until after you are officially husband and wife things will be hard. Any serious relationship will have its ups and downs. Cohabitation has many perks and just as many downsides. Living apart may seem easy but in reality it’s the complete opposite. Both ways are going to cause arguments over bills, money, and the future.
Living together before marriage can be very rewarding. You get the aspect of what marriage will actually be like. All of the responsibilities become a shared responsibility. It can easily take some stress and pressure of each person in the relationship. It can either make or break a relationship. You can prepare yourself for all the little things that are going to just drive you crazy while also enjoying spending all of your time with the one you love. Deciding who will do what can be a hassle. Each of you will have to pull your own weight in the household. Everything won’t be all romance when you live together. You will learn more about your partner then you ever thought you would need to know. You will also get to enjoy cooking meals together and planning special evenings with each other. It will help kick start the tough first year everyone talks about. It can see how far the relationship is ready to go. It can help say a lot about both of you. Sometimes you will never know someone’s true self until you are constantly around. Cohabitation can be a wonderful thing for a relationship. Many great things come with living with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Although,…


English literature homework
Task: What message would the play Macbeth give to the society at the time of James I reignFrom what I am able to gather through my research of James I, he visited the country of ‘Denmark’ which is a country very familiar to witch-hunts. This may have encouraged an interest in his study of witchcraft. He considered this as a branch of theology. After his return to Scotland, he attended the ‘North Berwick witch trials’ which was the first major persecution of witches in Scotland under the witchcraft act 1563. Several people who were trialled for the accused witchcraft were convicted for casting a spell onto James’s ship which was to send storms upon it. James became obsessed with the threat posed by witches therefore he became inspired by his personal involvement, in 1597 he wrote the Daemonologie (Demonology), a tract which opposed the practice of witchcraft and which provided background material for Shakespeare’s Tragedy of ‘Macbeth’. James personally supervised the torture of women accused of being witches. After the year 1599, his views became more sceptical to society. Shakespeare was writing for the theatre during the reigns of two monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. The plays he wrote during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, are often seen to embody the generally happy, confident and optimistic mood of the Elizabethans. However, those he wrote during James’s reign, such as Macbeth and Hamlet, are darker and more cynical, reflecting the insecurities of the Jacobean period. Macbeth was written the year after the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
During the reign of James I, James feared that discontented factions might gather around him. At first the Catholics had hoped James might support them, since his mother had been such a staunch Catholic, but when they realised this would not happen conspiracies developed, one of which was the Gunpowder Plot. Guy Fawkes and his men tried to blow up James…


. hould the law allow an employer to fire an employee without a good reason
At –will means an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability.  Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time for any reason with no adverse legal consequences.  In my opinion, I think the law should allow employers to fire employees without a good reason.  According to our text, employment at-will means that employers are able to terminate ones employment at any time, for any cause – with or without notice. (Rogers, S. 2012). I think it’s harsh to terminate someone’s employment “just cause” but in actuality, that’s what the law says. Companies are here for business and their main objective is to make money.  They have objectives, goals and budgets, and when they are losing money certain steps sometimes have to be taken in order to regain balance and for them to get back on track, which can sometimes mean downsizing their employees in order to do it.
On the other hand the law allows employees to leave their employers without a good reason. I believe most of us would do this especially if the new job offer is better than our current one (i.e., better and more benefits, more money, flexibility and promotion) I think it’s only fair that the law works both ways even though I don’t agree with it.
 Employers fireing an employee without a good reason is a double edged sword. At will employment means an employer can terminate an employee or an employee can leave the work relationship with no recourse and not needing a reason. Have you observed situations where an employee was fired? Did the employer give a reason? Yes, I’ve observed a situation where one of my friends was fired. The company did not offer any explanations about the employment termination. The only thing that was said to him was that company was cutting down and they had to let him go.
Do you believe the…

Human Environmental Hazards

By: Bonnie Gaudio There are four classes of environmental hazards that could harm the human race. They
are cultural, biological, physical, and chemical. I am going to discuss how each category could
hurt the human race or could even kill the hum race. Cultural hazards are choice hazards; this means a person chooses this type of hazard to
hurt them. Some explains of cultural hazards are driving a car to fast, smoking cigarettes, or
eating fast food. You choose what speed you are going to drive your car. If you drive too fast
you can cause an accident and hurt yourself or others or even kill yourself or others. Same goes
for cigarettes you have that choice not smoke, same with not eating healthy. Biological are hazards that are not something you choose to do. They are battle with
pathogen bacteria. They are viruses that we have been battling for years now. An example of
biological hazards is AIDS/HIV, you do not choose to get this. And there has not been a cure yet
for this but there is medicines to help you through it. Physical hazards are natural disasters, which mean it is another hazard that nobody would
choose to go through. Some natural disasters are hurricanes, floods, and tornados. I have
experience all three of these hazards. I wish I did not have to go through them. They can wreck a
community and families. They also do not choose their paths the go on. Chemical hazards are the host of technology that employs chemicals. Some examples of
chemical hazards that could harm human life as well as plant and animal life are pesticides,
cleaning processing companies, and fuel. With any exposure to these hazards it could cause harm
to humans, plants, and animal life. In closure there is some hazards we could prevent like chemical and cultural hazards, but
biological and physical hazards we cannot always control. We can try to make it better to…

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.He was born Michael King, but his father changed his name in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. The jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to…


Nina Mundy
Customer Relations and Servicing 2305
Instructor:  Lori Wortylko
August 17, 2014
Dissatfried Customers
? As a customer, describe two complaints have you had in the past six months regarding a company you’ve purchased from. If you have not had a bad purchase experience in the past six months, you may create a potential scenario or use that of a friend or family member. A week ago my sister and I decided to go into Victoria’s Secret to browse. We both are thick females and had a difficult time finding something in the correct size. Then finally my sister found an underwear set she wanted but could not find her size. She said to me “they should make our size in these so we can buy too. Then I overheard the manger say if she loses some wright then maybe you could fit our items. Then I looked at my sister and said “did you just hear what she said and she responded yes I did let’s take our business somewhere else. So we did that. Another issue I had been shopping at Macy’s for a birthday gift. I asked the clerk if they still had any of the sale polo shirts and she responded over there in the men’s area. After I walked away I heard her tell another employee can she see and she should have looked for it herself before coming to the front to ask questions. So I left the store and went to JCPenney.
? Did you handle these complaints by contacting the company? Why or why not? Both of these complaints were taken to cooperate because I was not pleased with neither of these stores. Both employees were removed from the companies because of their actions. The two companies apologize for their employees actions and gave me discount the next time I entered their store. Nobody deserve to be mistreated because someone is having a bad day or do not feel like doing their job. By reporting these issues I did other customers and employees a favor because these two women had been causing trouble with customers for a while and no one took the time to report the issue….

Bottle Bill


Bottle Bills Applied to Non-Carbonated Drinks
Environmental Science: SCI101-03
There are many different opinions regarding bottle bills throughout the United States, some looked in a positive light and others that strive to oppose this legislation for the last three decades. If the current bottle bills were updated to include non carbonated drinks such as bottled water, which is consumed in mass quantities on a daily basis it would increase awareness regarding recycling. The facts are overwhelming when over fifty million bottles of water are consumed in the United States and approximately fifteen-hundred bottles per second. If these bills had the ability to include other bottled beverages such as water, tea, sports drinks then the entire industry of bottled liquids would be covered. This information poses the question which makes you wonder why these bills did not include these specific drinks in the beginning? These bills were originally implemented in Oregon in the 1970‘s and bottled water was not even an idea or something feasible that would be considered to be sold in grocery stores. A majority of single serving drinks during that era were consumed out of a glass or a metal can, not plastic. Since times have changed dramatically and only eleven states follow the bottle bill, new bills are constantly being introduced along with amending the current bottle bill on a regular basis per state.
The bottle bill was originally formed in the state of Oregon in 1971 and became active in 1972, which was amended and updated in 2007 and with hopes to eventually cover all beverages by 2018 with exclusion to milk, milk substitutes, wine, liquor. The bottle bill works to where the state offers a return on every…

NFL Rule Changes

Kellen Dennard Tuggle
Professor Paxton
English 1102
NFL Rule Changes
Rule changes in the NFL have been made throughout the history of the league to improve the game, make it more exciting and reduce the risk of injury. Safety rules are one of the most important and effective ways in which the NFL and its owners can help protect the health of players. The NFL has established a strong set of rules through the years focused on player safety, designed to promote fair competition while attempting to minimize risk of harm to the player. While many of these rules have focused on reducing contact to the head and neck of players, other changes have protected players from orthopedic and other injuries. The NFL continually evaluates how rules can best be integrated into the game to address safety and health issues.
Each year the NFL Competition Committee conducts a complete review of player injuries and discusses means by which the NFL can reduce them through the implementation of new rules, or by clarifying or strengthening enforcement of existing rules. Rules the league has established or changed for the protection of players have not only had a positive impact in the NFL, but have subsequently been incorporated at other levels of play, including collegiate, high school and youth programs. Through the NFL’s ongoing partnerships and educational initiatives, the awareness of the importance of rules related to on-field conduct and return-to-play, at all levels and ages, is broadened.
The NFL is commonly regarded as America’s favorite sports league, watched by millions around the country. The Superbowl is typically the most watched event on American television every year. However, the NFL has recently come across increased intense scrutiny by former players and the media for their lack of action towards preventing concussions. The NFL is often compared to a gladiator arena, where players push through serious injuries and perform spectacular feats in front…

Tools of the Trade

Kenneth Collins
Dr. J. Woolston
English 101-112
10 March 2014
Tools of the TradeStudents that have chosen Welding for their major are required to provide their own safety equipment before they will be allowed to work in the welding lab on any and all welding projects. There is a lengthy list of equipment that is recommended, and once the student is enrolled in the welding program they will be issued a list of what is needed. The basic safety equipment that is required consists of a welding hood, welding jacket, gloves, and safety glasses.
The welding hood is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment that is required to attend any welding lab. They are designed to protect the eyes from the ultra violet rays that are produced when all procedures of welding are being performed. These rays are very dangerous and may cause blindness if the hood is not being worn. Furthermore it protects the ears and face from any sparks or shards that are formed while working with grinders or cutting tools.
The welding jacket and gloves are also a requirement, these help prevent the students from the high heat temperatures that are reached when using all of the welding machines, and burns are the number one cause of accidents in most welding labs. There are three types of burns that people can get by not wearing the proper safety equipment, there is first degree burns of the skin which is redness of the skin in the affected area, second degree burns which is blistering of the skin, and the worst is third degree burns which is where all layers of skin affected and cause permanent disfiguration of the skin. Ultra violet rays and infrared rays, can cause what is called a flash burn, are burn injuries to the eyes and can cause partial to total blindness Immediate medical attention should be sought if anyone experiences any of these injuries. The jacket and gloves are made of a couple different materials….