That Numbness You’re Feeling is Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is no longer just a first-responder problem

Illustration: Raman Djafari

I first learned about compassion fatigue on a police department ride-along. I was researching a book about crime scene investigation, and one of the investigators was collecting blood samples in the rain after a shooting. Even soaked and working in the dark, she said the job…