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dc.contributor.authorMeehan, Jennifer C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T19:51:47Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T19:51:47Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-19
dc.identifier.citationMeehan, J.C. (2016). Film review: Portraits of Professional Caregivers. The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, 2(1), p 45-48.
dc.identifier.otherag2016104
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/11834
dc.description.abstractThe documentary film "Portraits of Professional Caregivers" is comprised of many meaningful narratives of child welfare workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, social workers, psychologists, hospice staff, nurses, and doctors. Their stories reveal how helping professionals, while assisting clients or patients, may witness traumatic events, or be exposed to aversive details of a traumatic event, and as a result, they may be profoundly affected. Empathy is a characteristic that allows a caregiver to be attuned to their clients and their situations, and this compassion and understanding may increase a professional's risk of developing secondary traumatic stress, burnout, or compassion fatigue. In addition to the documentary's heartfelt narratives, new and inspiring ideas about self-care, coping, safety plans, and supportive organizational structures are outlined, that are designed to promote and sustain the health and well-being of caregivers.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University, School of Social Work
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAdvanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, v. 2(1)
dc.subjectCaregivers
dc.subjectSecondary traumatic stress
dc.subjectCompassion fatigue
dc.subjectSelf-care
dc.titleFilm Review: "Portraits of Professional Caregivers"
dc.typeFilm review


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