Use these tips to combat compassion fatigue

‘People who work in the field of health care, whether they are physicians or have a career in medical assisting, are the caregivers of patients. Filling this role means working in an emotionally challenging environment and doing your best to affect positive change while caring for others. Compassion fatigue is a very real problem for health care providers, and symptoms like depression, exhaustion and frequent headaches can affect your ability to care of patients.1 Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to combat compassion fatigue and keep it from getting out of control: