Burnout vs Compassion Fatigue: How You Approach Your Job

November 4, 2017

Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue is that burnout is associated with the job itself.

Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue is that burnout is associated with the job itself.

Compassion fatigue is more so how you, yourself, approaches the job. This makes compassion fatigue often harder to fix because it requires you to look at how you work and how you make decisions.