compassion fatigue means: Reluctance to donate to charities that raise funds to help victims of natural disasters like the Tsunami, S Asian Earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and others. The frequency of these events seems to increase, so it is becoming increasingly difficult for the public to give funds in order to assist the poor. It is often accompanied with the feeling that past donations have not been properly managed due to poor administration. Therefore, it is worthless making a donation if it does not reach those most in need. (in Community Dictionary, added by Lindsay Marshall)

What else does compassion fatigue mean?

  • Contributors who are not open to receiving donations and charitable assistance from others. (in AZ Dictionary)