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Description

Compassion fatigue---the exhaustion caused by the demands of being empathic and helpful to those who are suffering---is found at every level among the underserved, underappreciated, and uncomplaining caregivers in animal-related fields. In this ground-breaking book, two prominent leaders in the field examination the causes of compassion fatigue and offer help to those who suffer from it.

Compassion Fatigue in the Animal-Care Community is a must-read for animal shelter employees, volunteers, and board members veterinarians, and veterinary practice and veterinary hospital staffs wildlife rehabilitators breed-rescue or equine-rescue volunteers.

ISBN

9780974840079

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Humane Society Press

City

Washington, DC

Keywords

job stress, animal shelters, veterinarians, secondary traumatic stress

Disciplines

Animal Studies | Other Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes

Compassion Fatigue in the Animal-Care Community

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