Caring for others can be very rewarding and yet at the same time our own needs can be unmet. Compassion fatigue can have an effect on the quality of the Caregivers lives and the lives of our Loved Ones around us.
The following is created with permission from Julie Interrante, MA. Julie is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Sacramento City College. Julie is a speaker, minister and writer.
Becoming aware of compassion fatigue is the first step in dealing with and preventing it. If you sense you’re suffering from compassion fatigue, you likely are.