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Fighting Compassion Fatigue During Public Health Epidemics

August 13, 2020

Fighting Compassion Fatigue During Public Health Epidemics (PDF)This brief discusses the difficulty of maintaining compassion and empathy during public health crises, which ultimately leads to a phenomenon called compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can test resiliency in responders and contribute to negative outcomes for those they serve. Through promoting self-care and compassion in health agencies, responders can increase resiliency and combat the negative effects of compassion fatigue, particularly during extended responses to public health crises.

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