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Document ID (ISN)109869
CIS number 09-967
ISSN - Serial title 1092-6771 - Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Phelps A., Lloyd D., Creamer M., Forbes D.
Title Caring for carers in the aftermath of trauma
Bibliographic information Apr.-May 2009, Vol.18, No.3, p.313-330. 72 ref.
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. These stress-related conditions include burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. 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 outlined, and research investigating the efficacy of interventions at each of these levels is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid and rescue organization; traumatic neurosis; stress factors; health care personnel; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) depressive neurosis; description of technique; mental health; psychology of work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychological factors
First aid and emergency organization