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  1. Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ


Compassion fatigue is an occupational hazard in the health care industry. Not the same as burnout syndrome (BOS), compassion fatigue affects patient care and personal lives. This article discusses the difference between compassion fatigue and BOS, the key symptoms, how to self-test for compassion fatigue, and steps to take to minimize this epidemic.