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Compassion Fatigue MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Compassion Fatigue
Tree Number(s)
C23.888.369.500.500
F01.145.126.937.500
F01.145.126.990.734.500
F02.830.900.666.750
Unique ID
D000068376
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000068376
Scope Note
Emotional distress caused by repeated or prolonged expression of compassion or empathy. It may occur in individuals working in care giving professions.
Entry Term(s)
Secondary Trauma
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Secondary Traumatization
Vicarious Trauma
Vicarious Traumatization
NLM Classification #
WA 495
See Also
Burnout, Professional
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Public MeSH Note
2016
History Note
2016
Date Established
2016/01/01
Date of Entry
2015/07/06
Revision Date
2016/10/14
Compassion Fatigue Preferred
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