Preventing teacher burnout is a community responsibility we can address. If those who have become first responders in schools withdraw we will also see adverse effects on students.
Health professionals need a dose of drama in their training to build clinical and interpersonal skills.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Research shows empathy itself does not have any limits. If it appears limited, it is because of people’s goals, values and choices.