In this article, we’ll provide an overview of what compassion fatigue is, learn who is most often affected by it, and what types of demanding professions often increase the risk/susceptibility to develop it. Compassion fatigue differs from feeling burnt out, and learning the difference between these symptoms can help create better self-awareness. We’ll also share some coping strategies and discuss how to prevent compassion fatigue.

On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter: “Compassion Fatigue

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support, along with resources and counselling on compassion fatigue, register with Homewood Health™ Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

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