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compassion fatigue

fatigue, emotional distress, or apathy resulting from the constant demands of caring for others or from constant appeals from charities:
compassion fatigue experienced by doctors and nurses.
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1980-85, Americanism Unabridged
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compassion fatigue

the inability to react sympathetically to a crisis, disaster, etc, because of overexposure to previous crises, disasters, etc
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