Avoiding compassion fatigue
Keeping Legal Minds Intact: Mitigating Compassion Fatigue By Linda Albert*, LCSW, CSAC This is an excerpt of an article published in The Wisconsin Defender magazine, Winter/Spring 2009. It is reprinted with permission. What is compassion fatigue? There are several different terms often used to refer to the same phenomenon; to name a few: compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, second hand shock and secondary stress reaction.