In Depth: Compassion Fatigue

Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without taking care of themselves burn out, poor judgement and bad overall health can follow.

 

According to the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, caring too much can hurt.

 

When caregivers focus on others without taking care of themselves burn out, poor judgement and bad overall health can follow.

 

It’s also possible that members of the general public also face compassion or emotional fatigue by constantly witnessing bad news events such as the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, Super Storm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Boston Marathon bombing and other tragedies.