Learning to cope with compassion fatigue
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Learning to cope with compassion fatigue

Alison Moore Health journalist

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring reduces your ability to empathise

Compassion fatigue is sometimes described as the ‘cost of caring’, where emotional and physical exhaustion lead to a reduced ability to empathise or feel compassion for others.

Mental Health Practice. 24, 4, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.24.4.13.s5

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