Compassion fatigue: fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others or from constant appeals from charities. —Dictionary.com

All you ever wanted to do was help. But before you can truly help your patients and your clients, you need to be sure to help yourself and your team.

The only book of its kind specific to veterinary practices, When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession utilizes helpful quizzes, case studies, and worksheets to not only help prevent compassion fatigue before it starts, but also combat it once it occurs, improving the quality of life of everyone involved.

“A must-read. This book offers a roadmap through the maze of companion-animal care, from its pitfalls to its joys. While defining compassion fatigue and the suffering that can stem from doing this highly emotional work, Dr. Ayl reminds us of the pleasure and satisfaction we can derive from caring for our dear, furry friends.” —Patricia Smith, founder, Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Order your copy today at press.aahanet.org or call 800-883-6301.



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