To Weep for A Stranger

To Weep for A Stranger

Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving

Book - 2009
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Compassion fatigue plagues caregivers worldwide. When providing care to others without incorporating authentic, sustainable self-care practices into our daily lives, destructive symptoms surface. Isolation, emotional outbursts, substance abuse and reoccurring nightmares are just a few of the symptoms that can distress the life of a caregiver. With awareness and knowledge, compassion fatigue can be recognized and managed. To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving is the first step in learning more about this emotional and physical pain-filled syndrome and how to break free from the bonds that restrict compassionate, dedicated caregivers from living a happy, healthy life. Included in this book is the definition of compassion fatigue, its symptoms and causes, and standards of self-care. Also, you'll find information for those new to the helping professions and a special section for family caregivers.
Publisher: [United States] : Createspace, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9781448658695
1448658691
Branch Call Number: 362.0425 Sm
Description: 136 pages ; 23 cm

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"Compassion fatigue" is serious, and it's something that can affect many if not most caregivers. Destructive scenarios such as isolation, emotional outbursts, substance abuse and reoccurring nightmares can surface. The author has set up programs to promote self-care for caregivers at h... Read More »


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