Compassion Fatigue Resiliency

There have been increasing numbers of publications on compassion fatigue both within and beyond the research animal field. Below are ones most relevant to our field.

  1. Davies et al. 2014. Emotional Dissonance Among UK Animal Technologists: Evidence, Impact and Management Implications. Plymouth University Thesis.
  2. Scotney et al. 2015. A systematic review of the effects of euthanasia and occupational stress in personnel working with animals in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and biomedical research facilities. JAVMA.
  3. Newsome et al. 2019. Compassion Fatigue, Euthanasia Stress, and Their Management in Laboratory Animal Research. JAALAS.
  4. LaFollette et al. 2020. Laboratory Animal Welfare Meets Human Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Study of Professional Quality of Life, Including Compassion Fatigue in Laboratory Animal Personnel. Frontiers in Vet Sci.
  5. Pavan et al. 2020. Using a Staff Survey to Customize Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Mitigation Recommendations in a Lab Animal Facility. JAALAS.
  6. Engel et al. 2020. Cognitive Dissonance in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Implications for Animal Welfare. JAALAS.
  7. Murray et al. 2020. Strengthening Workplace Well-Being in Research Animal Facilities. Frontiers in Vet Sci.
  8. Tremoleda et al. 2020. Creating space to build emotional resilience in the animal research community. Nature Comment.
  9. Schlanser et al. 2021. Compassion Fatigue and Satisfaction in US Army Laboratory Animal Medicine Personnel. JAALAS.
  10. Randall et al. 2021. Mental Wellbeing in Laboratory Animal Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study of Compassion Fatigue, Contributing Factors, and Coping Mechanisms. JAALAS.
  11. Goñi-Balentziaga et al. 2021. Professional Quality of Life in Research Involving Laboratory Animals. Animals.
  12. Van Hooser et al. 2021. Caring for the Animal Caregiver—Occupational Health, Human-Animal Bond and Compassion Fatigue. Frontiers in Vet Sci.
  13. Rumpel et al. 2023. Psychological Stress and Strain in Laboratory Animal Professionals – a Systematic Review. Laboratory Animals.