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In the News

Peesker, S. (2022, April 18). Feeling burned out at work? Here’s how to break it to your boss. The Globe and Mail.

Lorinc, J. (2021, April 30). Wake up, work, sleep and repeat: Pandemic burnout is becoming a crisis among stay-at-home workers — here’s why it’s happening, and how to break through the fog, The Toronto Star.

Crosier, S. (2019, September 18). Training prevailed during dramatic attack in downtown Kingston. The Whig Standard.

Casey, L. (2019, April 22). Witnesses say they are still struggling nearly 1 year since the deadly Toronto van attack. The Canadian Press.

Things you didn’t learn in law school: Dealing with vicarious trauma and other Issues. (2019, March 5). The Canadian Bar Association.


Mathieu, F. (2019). When the juggling act isnʼt working: Five key strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout. OBIA Review, 26 (4), 34-38.

Mathieu, F. (2016). Key strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout. The Family Caregiver, September, 5-7.

Mathieu, F. (2015) Beyond Kale and Pedicures: Can we beat burnout and compassion fatigue? Originally published on

Mathieu, F., & McLean, L., (2014) Managing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress and Burnout in a context of patient-centered care in Walton, M., Barnsteiner, J., & Disch, J. (eds) Patient/Family Centered Care – Patient and Care Provider Considerations, Sigma Theta Tau International. Recipient of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Award.

Mathieu, F. (2014) Compassion fatigue: do you have it? The Family Caregiver, June, 5-7.

Mathieu, F. (2014). Occupational hazards: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout. Canadian Nurse, 110 (5), 12-13.

Mathieu, F. (2012). The Compassion fatigue workbook: Creative tools for transforming compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. New York, NY: Routledge.

Mathieu, F. (2010) Running on empty: Compassion fatigue in long term care professionals. Long Term Care, October.

Mathieu, F. (2009). Muddled message for meds: Not all future doctors can aspire to be the next Patch Adams due to compassion fatigue. The Queen’s Journal, 137 (5).

Mathieu, F. (2007). Running on Empty: Compassion fatigue in health professionals. Rehab & Community Care Medicine, 16 (1).

Purkey, E., Patel, R., Beckett, T., Mathieu, F., (2018) Primary Care Experiences of Women with a History of Childhood Trauma and Chronic Disease: Trauma-Informed Care Approach. Canadian Family Physician, 64, 204.

Walsh, C.R., Mathieu, F., Hendricks, A. (2017). Report from the Secondary Traumatic Stress San Diego Think Tank, Traumatology, 23 (2), 124-128.