First 100 Words
It seems as though some are born to give more. And thank goodness for that. Otherwise, where would we find so many dedicated nurses, firefighters, social workers, and law enforcement officers? Anyone who’s ever done something to really make a difference in another person’s life knows that there’s no better feeling than helping someone who needs it. But caring also has a cost—particularly for those whose job it is to put others first.
Compassion fatigue is a term that describes a gradual lessening of compassion over time in those who work with trauma victims. Emergency health care workers, mental health providers, caregivers, and first responders are particularly susceptible to this condition . . .
When To Use
What is compassion fatigue; What is the cause of compassiong fatigue; Overcoming and recovering from compassion fatigue; tips, do’s and don’ts; putting yourself first in a healthy way.
How to Use
Counseling sessions; health fairs; waiting rooms, brown-bag luncheons.