Background: Nursing focuses on the development of an empathic relationship between the nurse and thepatients. Compassionate competence, in particular, is a very important trait for oncology nurses. The currentstudy sought to determine the degree of compassionate competence in oncology nurses, as well as to determinethe relationships between compassionate competence, burnout, job stress, turnover intention, degrees ofjob satisfaction, and organizational commitment in oncology nurses. Materials and
Methods: A descriptivecorrelational study evaluating the relationships between compassionate competence, burnout, job stress, turnoverintention, degrees of job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in 419 oncology nurses was conductedbetween January 30 and February 20, 2015.
Results: The average score of compassionate competence for oncologynurses in the current study was higher than for clinical nurses.
Conclusions: The correlational analysis betweencompassionate competence and organizational commitment, burnout, job stress, turnover intention, and degreeof job satisfaction revealed a high correlation between compassionate competence and positive job satisfactionand organizational commitment.
Conclusions: Compassionate competence was higher in oncology nurses thanin nurses investigated in previous studies and positively correlated with work experience. Job satisfaction andorganizational commitment in nurses may be improved through compassionate competence enhancementprograms that employ a variety of experiences.