Time and time again people say to me, after I have mentioned the concept
of Compassion Fatigue, “I never really thought about it…but you know, I
think I’ve got some of ‘that.’” They are surprised, then relieved to
finally have an understanding of some of the feelings they had been
experiencing. Often, caregivers have not considered that the very
nature of their work has made them susceptible to this condition – the
stress of caring too much. If you or someone you know is potentially a
candidate for this syndrome, then this article is for you.