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Compassion Fatigue Test

This compassion fatigue test will help measure if you're suffering from caregiver burnout. Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout where caregivers continue to give themselves fully to the person they are caring for, finding it difficult to maintain a healthy balance of being able to separate themselves from the patient (empathy and objectivity).

Answering "yes" or "no" to the following nine statements will help you assess your risk for compassion fatigue.


1 ) Personal concerns commonly intrude on my caregiving role.
  yes
no

2 ) Family members, friends, other caregivers seem to lack understanding.
  yes
no

3 ) I find even small changes enormously draining.
  yes
no

4 ) I can't seem to recover quickly after association with daily trauma or a troubling event.
  yes
no

5 ) Association with any type of traumatic or troubling event affects me very deeply.
  yes
no

6 ) My patients' stress (the person you care for) affects me deeply.
  yes
no

7 ) I have lost my sense of hopefulness.
  yes
no

8 ) I feel vulnerable all the time.
  yes
no

9 ) I feel overwhelmed by unfinished personal business.
  yes
no