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“Self care is a priority and a necessity in the work that you do. You cannot pour from an empty cup. Self care is giving the best of you, instead of what is left of you.”
What is Compassion Fatigue?
Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion leading to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others, often described as the negative cost of caring. It is sometimes referred to as secondary traumatic stress (STS). According to the Professional Quality of Life Scale, burnout and secondary traumatic stress are two interwoven elements of compassion fatigue.