Compassion Fatigue

Caregiver compassion fatigue: What it is; why it happens; and how to identify risk factors among military caregivers.
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Dr Mary Vachon engages in a revealing discussion about burnout, compassion fatigue, self-care, and ‘soul work’ for those regularly engaged in working with the seriously-ill and dying (A written transcript is available at


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