The Intentionality of Compassion Energy

Dorothy J. Dunn

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Compassion energy is the converse of compassion fatigue. Nurses will grow and thrive if they understand how to self-generate vigor as compassion energy, preventing compassion fatigue or burnout. The compassion energy experience can elicit implications for nursing practice to add to the caring process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-229
Number of pages8
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


  • Caring
  • Compassion energy
  • Intentionality
  • Nurturance
  • Presence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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