Caregiver Recharge: Finding Balance in Your Life
Compassion Fatigue (Figley, CR, 1995) is the natural consequence of stress resulting from caring and helping traumatized people or animals. The outward signs we experience are displays of stress resulting from giving care to others.
Compassion Fatigue is the name that has been attached to these symptoms so that we have a way of identifying it in ourselves and in others. Once identified, we are able to take action to manage the distress this disorder is causing in our lives.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue.
- Discuss ways of prevention and treatment of Compassion Fatigue.
- Provide some techniques to increase healthy self-care and incorporate gratitude into our daily lives.