It seems strange that being nurturing, patient, selfless and empathetic could be someone’s downfall, doesn’t it? Whether an individual has chosen to work in a caregiving profession or has full-time caregiver responsibilities, these traits are highly desirable and are markers of a good caregiver.
How then does someone of this nature transform into a lackluster, withdrawn, and irritable person? Perhaps you have experienced this for yourself, or you know a caregiver who’s going through this right now?
The purpose of this LifeGuide is to help you:
- Understand what compassion fatigue and burnout are, and know the similarities and differences between them
- Recognize the warning signs and identify who is susceptible
- Prevent and/or overcome compassion fatigue and burnout