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Stress Reduction Compassion Fatigue Early warning signs of judicial burnout



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Judges and Compassion Fatigue

Judges are exposed to a number of risk factors for compassion fatigue: graphic medical evidence, 911 tapes, photos and videos of injuries, victim impact statements, testimony at trial and sentencing, and statements of surviving family members. Judges are expected to be neutral in the face of tragedy, perform duties impartially without being unduly swayed by emotion, and serve as the balance point and decision maker. Highly complex, emotionally charged cases can take a toll over time.
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