Compassion fatigue is a common source of job stress among medical professionals, and our organization, can help you and your staff manage it more effectively. Prevent Compassion Fatigue works to help management and staff pick up on symptoms to act before it becomes a bigger problem.
Compassion fatigue, as defined by Dr. Charles Figley in 1996, is defined as a state of tension and preoccupation with the individual or cumulative trauma of clients, as manifested in one or more ways:
- Re-Experiencing the Traumatic Event
- Persistent Arousal
- Avoidance/Numbing to Reminders of the Traumatic Event
Professionals who work to relieve others’ suffering are, by virtue of the nature of the relationship, also affected. When this phenomenon becomes overwhelming, it is identified as compassion fatigue.
Contact us to learn more about compassion fatigue and let us provide the
training you need to help your staff better serve patients and themselves.