Web Materials: Befriending Compassion Fatigue Lesson 1


Web Articles

Baranowsky, A.B. (In Press). “The silencing response in clinical practice: On the road to dialogue.” In C.R. Figley (Ed.), Compassion Fatigue: Volume II. New York: Brunner/Mazel. (full PDF)

Marla J. Arvay “Secondary traumatic stress among trauma counsellors: What does the research say?” International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2001, Volume 23, Number 4, Page 283

Marla Buchanan, John O. Anderson, Max R. Uhlemann, Erika Horwitz, “Secondary Traumatic Stress: An Investigation of Canadian Mental Health Workers” Traumatology December 2006 vol. 12no. 4 272-281 (for purchase, free for option for health care providers)

Lombardo, B., Eyre, C., “Compassion Fatigue: A Nurse’s Primer” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 16, No. 1, Manuscript 3. Jan 31, 2011 (Full Text)

Deborah A. Boyle “Countering Compassion Fatigue: A Requisite Nursing Agenda” ANA Periodicals OJIN Vol 16 – 2011 No1  Jan  2011 (Full Text)

Braunschneider, Heidi “Preventing and Managing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing,” ESSAI: Vol. 11, Article 11. 2013 (full PDF)

Carol Peckham, “Physician Burnout: It Just Keeps Getting Worse.” Medscape Family Medicine. January 26, 2015 (full article)

Carolyn Gregoire , “This Mental Practice Can Lower Stress Levels, Even In The Intensive Care Unit” 05/11/2015,  Updated May 14 2015

Sanchez-Reilly, Sandra et al. “Caring for Oneself to Care for Others: Physicians and Their Self-Care.” The journal of supportive oncology 11.2 (2013): 75–81. Print. (full text)

Gleichgerrcht, Ezequiel, and Jean Decety. “The Relationship between Different Facets of Empathy, Pain Perception and Compassion Fatigue among Physicians.” Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (2014): 243. PMC. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. (full text)

Elaine Schattner, “The Physician Burnout Epidemic: What It Means for Patients and Reform” The Atlantic. Aug 22, 2012 (full article)

Jill Suttie, “Should Your Doctor Care About You?” Greater Good Berkeley, October 4, 2013 (full article)


The Colorado Medical Society

The Colorado Medical Society and its Expert Panel on Physician Wellness have taken on the goal of improving physician wellness and reducing burnout in 2014. A crucial partner in the effort are the experts at the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who have developed a toolkit that was released in September 2014 specifically tailored to physicians to address the eight dimensions of wellness with a focus on stress and burnout.

The Physician Health and Wellness Program (PHWP)

Doctors Manitoba
 is dedicated to ensuring that its members have sustainable practices which can lead to ‘better care, better health and better value’ for all Manitobans.

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Greater Good Website

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.