Tired of Caring For Others Who Are Suffering? COMPASSIONATE FATIGUE-

Tired of Caring For Others Who Are Suffering?  COMPASSIONATE FATIGUE-

Did you know that people who care for those who are suffering have a very high risk for what is known as Compassionate Fatigue? As a matter of fact, around 85% of all ER nurses meet criteria for this problem, which could lead to serious depression and even abusive behavior towards the suffering patient!

I understand that in the burn unit at most hospitals, where much pain and suffering takes place, staff are rotated in and out of the unit every few months or so. The reason behind this is that there is a high risk for both the caregiver and the patient , should the caregiver become fatigued and tired of having to see and care for such suffering. Steps to prevent getting to the point of fatigue are fairly common;

-Maintain a healthy social and physical life outside of the workplace.
– Try to detach as much as possible from the problems you are addressing.
– If possible, have a balanced client list or schedule based on level of intensity

DLMK

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I am a social worker and family coach for 20+ years. I have had around 50 foster kids , worked in every and any type of facility from juvenile centers to clinical treatment centers to schools for expelled youth . I've been successful with starting schools for violent offenders , training hospital staff , entire counties of public school teachers, parents and many more on behavior management and helping families in trouble . I have been honored to speak on many occasions and to teach professionals what is wrong with our systems for kids and adults, and how I was able to have successful outcomes in all the programs that I ran. And yes- I do have all the accolades and awards and pats on the back from high places and degrees but I'm not in this for that recognition. I appreciate the acknowledgement I've received over the years, but I don't even have an " I love me" wall in the office..so I don't even know where those things are anymore ..LOL I have lived a hard life myself and grew up in a very violent and abusive home. My family Is filled with depression , addiction and suicide. I also have had to navigate my way through these areas . I use my own experience to help others. I hope you will join the awesome people who follow me and share their stories. This Is a place to come to keep it real. We all struggle . So on this site we keep it legit. No judgement. What are you waiting for? Follow! tj

Categories At Risk Families, depression, Diagnosis for Adults, For mental health workers, Government Services, Motivation, Notable people, Parenting, School Behavior Modification, Self worth, UncategorizedTags, , , , , 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Tired of Caring For Others Who Are Suffering? COMPASSIONATE FATIGUE-”

  1. not yet… tired from helping… probably won’t happen although I do understand the problem. People that help others need to have some healthy inner self and good boundaries.
    Good post – thanks.
    ~ Eric

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    1. Hey Eric!
      I think one key to keeping from burnout is making sure our own cup is full, before we try and pour from it. For me, it comes from the power of the Word of God, and keeping full of it. Thanks for the read and compliment, glad you like it.
      Tim

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