By Madeline Bishop, PHP Fellow
Compassion is an emotional reaction to the suffering of others combined with a desire to relieve that suffering. It can be uncomfortable. Sometimes it even hurts. And as humans, our complex self-defense mechanisms are designed to dull the kinds of pain that come from bearing witness to trauma.
For those who work in the field of public health, compassion seems to be an inevitable—and even necessary—catalyst for addressing challenges of human suffering. So what do we do when our compassion suddenly seems to disappear?
Read the full article at Public Health Post.