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Terapia psicológica

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PINTADO, Sheila. Programs based on mindfulness for the treatment of compassion fatigue in health professionals: a review. Ter Psicol [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.2, pp.71-80. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082018000200071.

Compassion fatigue can affect the areas: social, occupational, emotional, psychological and physical of health professionals. Moreover, it can affect the quality of the relationship with patient. The objective of this study is to analyze the intervention programs based on mindfulness to reduce the fatigue compassion’s symptoms in health professionals through a review of the literature by EbscoHost, Web Of Science and Scopus databases between 2010 and 2017. Data obtained show that programs based on mindfulness are effective to reduce the symptoms of compassion fatigue, burnout and distress. In addition, to increase the quality of life and positive affect. In this sense, interventions based on mindfulness promote strategies to self-care and self-awareness, reducing compassion fatigue symptomatology and increasing quality of life and emotional well-being.

Keywords : compassion fatigue; quality of life; health professionals; mindfulness.

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