Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion for others. Those who study compassion fatigue note that the condition is often common among workers who work directly with victims of trauma, disasters, or illness. In modern society it is most often seen in health care workers but it is not uncommon to found in other professions such as child protection workers, teachers, police officers, paramedics, and firefighters. In families it seen with informal caregivers of people who are suffering from illness.
In this workshop you will explore
- What is Compassion Fatigue ?
- How it differs from Vicarious Trauma and Burnout.
- Self-care assessment
- Linkage to Karpman’s Dreaded Drama Triangle
- Self-care strategies