Compassion Fatigue

Give unto others

Give unto others

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Looking for a cure for compassion fatigue? Try reminding your caregivers of the obvious — that their job is all about giving. Trust me, there is some science to this.

Nursing home employees often suffer from compassion fatigue

Nursing home employees often suffer from compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue and grief are the unrecognized downside to working in the nursing home industry. When sufferers are overburdened by emotions, they want to escape from work, end up feeling isolated from coworkers and unable to participate in the daily give-and-take of the job.

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Provide employee respite care, watch staff turnover rates drop

Just a year and a half later and I was done. Even for two weeks after the fact, I was numb - completely drained of emotion, lethargic, and avoiding interaction with others. Burnout.