fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others or from constant appeals from charities: compassion fatigue experienced by doctors and nurses.
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How to use compassion fatigue in a sentence
And the television viewers and radio listeners and newspaper readers are suffering from compassion fatigue.Pity Boston, Ignore Nigeria: The Limits of Compassion | Janine di Giovanni | April 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for compassion fatigue
the inability to react sympathetically to a crisis, disaster, etc, because of overexposure to previous crises, disasters, etc
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