Article & Image by DailyCaring.com/Editorial Team | Posted 10/24/18
Compassion Fatigue Can Hurt Caregivers
Caregiving is an all-consuming responsibility, whether you’re doing hands-on personal care or managing care from a distance.
That puts you at risk for compassion fatigue.
Compassion fatigue can be a side effect of caring for someone in need. It causes physical and emotional exhaustion and reduces the ability to empathize.
It’s common in doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and is called secondary traumatic stress. You basically get stressed from continually helping or wanting to help others who are suffering.
If it’s not managed, compassion fatigue significantly worsens your health and well-being. Continue Reading….