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‘Compassion fatigue’: For lawyers, the well of empathy can run dry – with consequences (access required)

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and, more recently, pop singer Kelly Clarkson have observed that which “does not kill us, makes us stronger.” But more recent discoveries about mental health show that observation to be wildly off-base, however. The cumulative toll of repeated exposure to traumatic events, psychologists have learned, can have profoundly negative effects on a person’s ...

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