Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Compassion Fatigue: Even in the Strongest


I have no idea how work in career development might rank as a potential source of stress that would lead to compassion fatigue. On the other hand, I would expect that some individuals would have rendered themselves almost immune to it as a result of long and successful practice and of learning ways of coping.

Apparently not.

Here's an account of some of the experience of Dr John Bradford a psychiatrist who lived with some of the aftermath of the gruesome activities of Air Force Colonel Russell Williams. It's worth being kept aware that we are all built to feel.