compassion fatigue

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compassion fatigue

n.
A jaded attitude on the part of a contributor toward appeals for donations or charitable aid.

compassion fatigue

n
the inability to react sympathetically to a crisis, disaster, etc, because of overexposure to previous crises, disasters, etc

compas′sion fatigue`


n.
a lack of sympathy for suffering, as a result of continuous exposure to those in need of aid.
[1980–85, Amer.]
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In the wake of a catastrophe-filled 2017, disaster fatigue has likely set in for insurers, first responders and relief agency personnel around the world.
organization Network for Good, said donors are not experiencing disaster fatigue.
NBC Anchor Brian Williams addressed disaster fatigue in January 2006, when he read a series of e-mail messages from viewers who were "sick and tired" of the nightly stories about Katrina's aftermath.

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