Reframing compassion fatigue into compassion satisfaction


In a dvm360® interview, Sonja Olson, DVM, explains how compassion doesn't fatigue, but rather rejuvenates.

In a dvm360® interview, Sonja Olson, DVM, book author at Heartstorming Wellness, highlights the importance of understanding compassion satisfaction when working in a caregiving profession. This reframe of compassion fatigue involves incorporating self-care, being aware of your purpose, and knowing that compassion rejuvenates.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Sonja Olson, DVM: I think we've become much more aware of this phrase 'compassion fatigue.' And I know for myself when I first heard it, I was like, that doesn't quite sound right. My compassion is not fatigued, I'm fatigued, I still have my compassion . . . because the thing with compassion is that compassion does not fatigue, it is the caregiving that we give that we feel called to because of our deep compassion that fatigues.

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