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WARD OFF Compassion Fatigue For student leaders, the right attitude and careful decisions help ensure that giving remains a joyful experience RONNIE BLAIR 20 LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES willingness to see the needs of others and lend a helping hand can boost a person's everyday happiness and make life more satisfying. But sometimes the world's problems can seem so overwhelming- and each person's ability to solve them so limited-that "compassion fatigue" sets in. Compassion fatigue is a phenomenon commonly found among people such as nurses, psychologists, and first responders, says entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim McCarthy, author of Empty Abundance: Finding Meaning Through Mindful Giving. "It boils down to gradual lessening of compassion over time-becoming numb to the painful experiences of others," McCarthy says. It can also apply to those who frequently volunteer for a worthy cause or provide care to loved ones. And warding it off is important, McCarthy says, because compassion fatigue may lead to such symptoms as stress,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

Editor's Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Rise to the Challenge
Shrink Your Credibility
Ward off Compassion Fatigue
MIddle Level Activities
Scholarships & Awards
Lessons for Leaders
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - March 2015, NASC Edition

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