Journal article

Caring for carers in the aftermath of trauma

A Phelps, D Lloyd, M Creamer, D Forbes

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma | Published : 2009

Abstract

The potential impact on psychological well-being of working in the caring professions in the aftermath of trauma and disaster has been recognized for many years, with terms such as burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization coined to describe stress-related conditions. Although prevalent, these conditions do not affect all workers in the field. Various studies have investigated potential risk and protective factors. It is argued that the outcomes of this research should be used to guide practical interventions in the workplace designed to minimize stress-related problems. A framework that incorporates interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels is o..

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