Compassion Fatigue

Dr. Shane Sinclair

March 24, 2022

Compassion fatigue is a term that is thrown around a lot these days but what is the evidence for compassion fatigue? Is compassion really that tiring or is it in fact a stimulus for human flourishing? Is compassion a finite resource that we need to protect or is it a renewable resource that regenerates us and those we provide it to?

In this animated video learn what science teaches us about compassion fatigue and how to discern myth from reality.  In over a decade of research on the topic, including systematic reviews of the scientific literature and our own original studies, we have left no stone unturned in our quest to discover the truth about compassion fatigue. The results may surprise you and most certainly won't put you to sleep.

Media article summarizing our research on compassion fatigue: Is Compassion really that tiring?

Our original open access journal article reviewing the scientific literature on compassion fatigue:

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