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Burnout, Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Social Work

  title={Burnout, Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Social Work},
  author={Maria Diaconescu},
Burnout is already a chronic social problem recognized in consumer societies. Secondary trauma among social workers employed to assist the traumatized persons is less known. Therefore social workers who work directly or indirectly with trauma do not access the necessary resources to prevent or overcome secondary traumatic stress. This study aims to work out a systematic review of the recent literature and a conceptual clarification of the terms which are well‐known in the field of social work… 
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