Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Compassion Fatigue Biggest Stressor for Japanese Abortion Nurses

From a study abstract:

Multiple regression analysis revealed that of all the evaluated variables, the Japanese version of the Frankfurt Emotional Work Scale score for negative emotions display was the most significant positive predictor of compassion fatigue and burnout. The stress factors “thinking that the aborted fetus deserved to live” and “difficulty in controlling emotions during abortion care” were associated with compassion fatigue. These findings indicate that providing abortion services is a highly distressing experience for nurses and midwives.

Must be all that Christian indoctrination.


Professional QOL of Japanese nurses/midwives providing abortion/childbirth care
Maki Mizuno maki@mhs.mp.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
Kanazawa University, Japan
Emiko Kinefuchi
Kanagawa University of Human Services, Japan
Rumiko Kimura
Kanazawa University, Japan
Akiko Tsuda
Kanazawa University, Japan
Published online before print January 17, 2013, doi: 10.1177/0969733012463723 Nurs Ethics January 17, 2013 0969733012463723