New Project Combats Nurses’ Compassion Fatigue And Burnout

June 25, 2020
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Nurses in personal protective equipment including face masks and eye shields at the main desk of the Swedish Medical Center Emergency Room in Englewood, Monday, April 13, 2020. No visitors are allowed in the waiting room of the ER during the coronavirus outbreak.

Artist and registered nurse Tara Rynders of Denver was supposed to perform her interactive show "First, Do No Harm" at a New York City hospital earlier this year. Then COVID-19 hit. Now Rynders is working on a new project to raise awareness of compassion fatigue and burnout among nurses.