Compassion Fatigue in Human Medicine

March 19, 2017

Brian DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP, immediate past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, discusses how the understanding of compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine has stemmed from the work that has been done in human medicine on the topic.

Brian DiGangi, DVM, MS, DABVP, immediate past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, discusses how the understanding of compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine has stemmed from the work that has been done in human medicine on the topic. Veterinarians are looking at lessons and techniques that have already been learned from compassion fatigue studies on those working in human medicine to bring over to the animal medicine side.