Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma

A Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) Guidebook

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Date of publication:  01 Nov 2016 Publisher:  A Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) Publication type:  Guide / Guidelines / Principle

This document is produced by QPASTT as a resource for professionals working with refugees and asylum seekers and are affected by their stories and experiences. According to QPASTT the document "is also recognition that as much as working with survivors of refugee trauma is deeply rewarding, uplifting and inspiring, it can also be emotionally, psychologically and physically challenging." The aim of this document is to help professionals manage some of those challenges. 

In this document, you can find out more about the introduction and definitions of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma, a summary of the risk factors, manifestations, care of oneself, vicarious growth and satisfaction as well as a useful list of further resources on this topic.

Total number of pages: 
16
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Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
International

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