Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Martin, Michael J.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of compassion fatigue as a symptom of the stress and strain induced upon individuals working with the field of social services. The purpose of this paper is to make individuals aware of the issue of compassion fatigue and its' implications upon workers in this field and related helping fields. Among the literature presented, job-burnout, countertransference, secondary traumatic stress disorder and vicarious traumatization are defined as issues relating to and synonymous with compassion fatigue. It has been found, through the literature and research available, that individuals working within the helping field can prevent the occurrence of such issues with appropriate self-care methods and by simply being aware of the symptoms involved with these issues.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||White text on black background.

Extent

27 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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