In the wake of the Boston bombings and the media surrounding it, especially the American media – NBC this morning are doing 4 solid hours of the investigation, playing footage back to back etc – Please take a moment to think about the idea of Compassion Fatigue.

‘Compassion Fatigue’ is characterised by a gradual lessening of compassion over time and can exhibit in people as a lessened sympathetic reaction to a crisis, disaster, or the suffering of others, because of recurrent overexposure to similar incidents.

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