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Increasing Nurse Leader Compassion Satisfaction Through Gratitude

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      Nurse leader compassion fatigue contributes to role dissatisfaction and leader turnover, staff turnover, low morale and engagement, safety, and satisfaction concerns. Both staff and leader turnover lead to costs for recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and staffing. Fifteen nurse leaders participated in a daily gratitude exercise, Three Good Things, over an 8-week period. Three Good Things was found to be statistically significant in increasing compassion satisfaction of this population. A practice of gratitude fosters compassion satisfaction which is a protective factor against compassion fatigue, and it is beneficial in increasing role satisfaction and decreasing turnover in this population.
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      Rebecca S. Chambers, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, is a nursing leader for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. She can be reached at [email protected]