Journal of Human Services
Increasing rates of compassion fatigue among human service practitioners (HSPs) have wide ranging consequences for the practitioner, the client, and the field of human services. In addition to high turnover rates or the HSP's early departure from the field, compassion fatigue can also cause serious harm to the client as well as the client/helper relationship. This manuscript will address the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, the risk and protective factors associated with the development or prevention of compassion fatigue, and the importance of selfcare for HSPs.
Original Publication Citation
Cole, R. F., Craigen, L., & Cowan, R. G. R. (2014). Compassion fatigue in human service practitioners. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 117-120.
Cole, Rebekah F.; Craigen, Laurie; and Cowan, Rebecca G., "Compassion Fatigue in Human Service Practitioners" (2014). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 29.