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Compassion Fatigue - What Individuals Can Do About it [2.10.3.b.2]

Identify and Measure Compassion Fatigue

The following two tests were designed to help you recognize symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, made available at the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project:
ProQOL R-IV Professional Quality Life Scale: Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Subscales—Revision IV is available in many languages with a printable scare handout and manual, Click Here.
Life Stress Self Test, with a printable pdf is available Here.

Correct or Prevent Compassion Fatigue

A Participant’s Handout for Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Stress Disorder, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma is available for download and helps individuals to:
  • Gain a theoretical understanding of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Identify symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Discuss causes and consequences of compassion fatigue and burnout with consideration of social, psychological, spiritual, biological/neurological, systemic, organizational, and societal correlates.
  • Practice some self-administered stress reduction/relaxation techniques.
The manual is found Here.
Continue a path of wellness through the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, Click Here.
The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project©, provides Eight Laws Governing Self Care:
  1. By validating ourselves, we promote acceptance.
  2. By validating others, we elevate ourselves.
  3. By meeting our own mental, physical and emotional needs, we give care from a place of abundance, not scarcity.
  4. By practicing self-goodwill, we manifest it throughout our lives.
  5. By honoring past traumas and hurts, we allow ourselves freedom from the pain that controls us.
  6. By “doing the work,” we reclaim the personal power that is rightfully ours.
  7. By naming and taking ownership of the core issues that limit our growth, we create authenticity
  8. By managing our self-care, we welcome happiness into our lives.
Additional “laws” for health and self-care to reduce compassion fatigue are available for download: Click Here.

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