Authors: Mugol, Hannah Kristine L.; Tamayo, Reiner Lorenzo J.; Carabit, Quennie Mae M.; Briones, Tristine Joane M.; Andres, Amirah Samantha DL.; Aliwalas, Kristel Ann N.; Huyo, Jahzeel Mae F.; Tablang, Cheska Mafaye R.
Background: Provision of care by nurses may be influenced by different factors such as their physical, emotional and psychosocial status. Filipino oncologic nurses are vulnerable to encounter these issues. The inadequacy of data regarding the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) among oncology nurses in the Philippines led the researchers to conduct a study on the ProQOL of staff nurses in the Philippine General Hospital Cancer Institute (UP-PGH CI). This study aimed to find out the professional quality of life of nurses focusing on their compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue. Methods: This research employed a descriptive cross-sectional design to provide a quantitative description of the professional quality of life of staff nurses and to identify the compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue with the burnout and secondary traumatic stress levels of staff nurses using the ProQOL tool by Stamm . The mean compassion satisfaction score of the staff nurses of the PGH CI was 50.43 (SD = 10.47). The respondents had a mean burnout score of 48.46 (SD = 9.28) and mean secondary traumatic score of 48.94 (SD = 9.98). Conclusion: Over all, the staff nurses at the Cancer Institute of UP-PGH have moderate compassion satisfaction, burnout and secondary traumatic stress. The results reflect that the staff nurses are at risk for developing a poor Professional Quality of Life.
Keywords: Professional Quality of Life, Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Nurses