compassion fatigue

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compassion fatigue

Cynicism, emotional exhaustion, or self-centeredness occurring in a health care professional previously dedicated to his or her work and clients.
See also: fatigue
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Lowe said he doesn't believe there is any disaster fatigue. "We're not seeing it," he said.
NBC Anchor Brian Williams addressed disaster fatigue in January 2006, when he read a series of e-mail messages from viewers who were "sick and tired" of the nightly stories about Katrina's aftermath.
And now is not the time for an outbreak of disaster fatigue.
Disaster fatigue came naturally to donors and charities, both attempting to respond to each tragedy with dwindling resources.

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