HLT 302 Grand Canyon Week 8 Combating Compassion Fatigue
Combating Compassion Fatigue Assignment
Using the Internet and/or the GCU eLibrary, research the topic of compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, and related issues. Evaluate your sources to make sure they are academically sound and useful to your study. Compile concepts and resources to share with people who are facing burnout as they care for patients.
Write a training guide to assist people in combating compassion fatigue. Determine whether your audience is a group of professional health care workers or individuals caring for loved ones needing ongoing medical care. Present your training guide as a pamphlet, a PowerPoint presentation with lecture notes, or some other visual aid with notes.
- Present the nature of the problem and its causes.
- Explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the caregiver.
- Finally, give examples of coping strategies and resources for help and hope for the caregiver.
While APA format is not required for the body of this Combating Compassion Fatigue Assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the Combating Compassion Fatigue Assignment assignment.
HLT 302 Grand Canyon Week 8 Benchmark: Spiritual Needs Assessment
This assignment requires you to interview one person and requires an analysis of your interview experience.
Part I: Interview
Select a patient, a family member, or a friend to interview. Be sure to focus on the interviewee’s experience as a patient, regardless of whom you choose to interview.
Review The Joint Commission resource which provides some guidelines for creating spiritual assessment tools for evaluating the spiritual needs of patients. Using this resource and any other guidelines/examples that you can find, create your own tool for assessing the spiritual needs of patients.
Create a survey to assess the subject’s spiritual need during the interview. The spiritual needs assessment survey needs a minimum of five questions that can be answered during the interview. During the interview, document the interviewee’s responses.
Submit the transcript of the interview. The transcript should include the questions asked and the answers provided. Be sure record the responses during the interview by taking detailed notes. Omit specific names and other personal information from the interview.
Part II: Analysis
Write a 500-750 word analysis of your interview experience. Be sure to exclude specific names and other personal information from the interview. Instead provide demographics such as sex, age, ethnicity, and religion. Include the following in your response:
- 1- What went well?
- 2- What would you do differently in the future?
- 3- Were there any barriers or challenges that inhibited your ability to complete the assessment tool? How would you address these in the future or change your assessment to better address these challenges?
- 4- Describe the spiritual experience you had with your patient, family member, or friend using this tool. How does this tool allow you to better meet the needs of your patient?
- 5- Did you discover that illness and stress amplified the spiritual concern and needs of your interviewee? Explain your answer with examples.
Submit both the transcript of the interview and the analysis of your results.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.