How to Spot and Avoid Compassion Fatigue
Have you noticed that during this year of intensive caring for others you haven’t done that good a job of caring for yourself?
Canadian researcher and author Françoise Mathieu defined compassion fatigue as “a gradual erosion of all the things that keep us connected to others in our caregiver role: our empathy, our hope and, of course, our compassion, not only for others but also for ourselves.”
This video presentation from the AANA’s Virtual Annual Congress 2020 featuring Tracy Traut MS, LCAC, can help you take stock of the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue — physical, behavioral, and psychological. Learn the 7 steps to developing resistance to it and empower yourself to choose to build a life from which you don’t regularly need escape.