Title Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, 2/e
Subtitle Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Author Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
ISBN 9780826155191
List price USD 39.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 322
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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“Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced… It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book.”

—Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSN, CEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Co-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care Model


In this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment.

Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one’s life.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care quality
  • Updated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of life
  • New chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing)
  • New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environment
  • Provides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education


Key Features:

  • Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspective
  • Increases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOL
  • Provides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environment
  • Includes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and more
  • Assists nurses with grief healing


Foreword Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN


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Part I: Professional Quality of Life

Chapter 1: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Professional Quality of Life

Chapter 2: Transforming Both Health and Care in Healthcare

Part II: Unity, Purpose, and the Good: An Ethic of Caring

Chapter 3: Compassion and Contentment: Being Heartful and Happy at Work

Chapter 4: Values and Excellences in Nursing

Chapter 5: The ART of Reaffirming Purpose: A Healing Model for Carers

Part III: The Bad: Compassion Fatigue and Moral Distress

Chapter 6: Compassion Fatigue: A Heavy Heart Hurts

Chapter 7: Moral Distress: I Know What I Ought to Do!

Part IV: The Ugly, Uglier, and Ugliest: Burnout and Workplace Violence

Chapter 8: Burnout: Feeling Empty-Hearted and Disheartened

Chapter 9: Bullying and Incivility in Nursing: An Oxymoron

Part V: Facing Death

Chapter 10: Being Prepared to Care for the Dying

Chapter 11: Collective Trauma and Healing in Healthcare: Aching, Breaking Hearts

Part VI: Beating the Odds

Chapter 12: Changing the Mindset in Nursing Education

Chapter 13: Cultivating Collective Mindful Awareness in Nursing: A Leadership Agenda

Chapter 14: Imagining and Actualizing the Power of Nursing


Appendix A: ProQOL Tool for Self-Assessment of PQOL

Appendix B: PPACD Tool for Preparedness and Ability to Care for the Dying

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Nurse Leader Resource Kit


About the Author:

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT, is a tenured professor of nursing at the College of Staten Island and appointed doctoral nursing faculty at the Graduate Center, both of the City University of New York A registered nurse for 37 years, she has worked in a variety of roles and settings as staff, head nurse, assistant director, clinical supervisor, clinical nurse specialist, and educator. A nurse scholar and educator in the areas of end-of-life/palliative care, ethics, and leadership, she earned her PhD in nursing at New York University, where she performed a transdisciplinary philosophical inquiry on ideas of energy, for which she earned several awards. She is the author of two books, many articles, chapters, and digital stories. Her first authored book, The Enigma of Energy, is based on her initial doctoral research; she has since then performed seminal research in the areas of bereavement healing, end-of-life nursing education, and professional quality of life, and has been consulted by professionals around the world about her work. A passionate voice for nursing, she has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on end of life and professional quality of life. She holds advanced certification as a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and has been an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer once the first cohort in 2001.

The first edition of this book, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life received critical acclaim (from numerous reviewers and was chosen to be listed on the LPN to BSN Online “Ultimate Reading List for Nurses.”

Target Audience:

This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment and well-being in the nursing workforce.

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