Compassion Fatigue


No Half Measures

I was talking to a friend the other day about some frustrations with fundraising. She mentioned that it seems that some people are no longer exercised or stirred up about various issues in the world, particularly those of us who are continuing to die at a rate of 115-116 people every day in the United States. We speculated that COVID-19 could be using up most of the available energy and funds, which is definitely resonating with me; at the same time, I also think we are seeing and will continue to see an increase in “Compassion Fatigue.”

Let’s start with the dictionary definition …

Definition of compassion fatigue

1 medical the physical and mental exhaustion and emotional withdrawal experienced by those who care for sick or traumatized people over an extended period of time.

Unlike burnout, which is caused by everyday work stresses (dealing with insurance companies…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

3 thoughts on “Compassion Fatigue

  1. Missy

    Thanks for sharing! Very interesting.
    Pandemic fatigue poses a serious threat to our safety and that of others.
    During these stressful times, many are experiencing the truth of Proverbs 24:10 “If you become discouraged in the day of distress, your strength will be meager.” The Bible offers help to cope with discouraging situations, including this pandemic.

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