Helping others helps oneself: response shift effects in peer support.

@article{Schwartz1999HelpingOH,
  title={Helping others helps oneself: response shift effects in peer support.},
  author={Carolyn Emily Schwartz and M Sendor},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={1563-75}
}
The present work explores the impact of helping others on the physical and psychosocial well-being of the provider. Lay people were trained to listen actively and to provide compassionate, unconditional positive regard to others with the same chronic disease. The recipients of the peer support intervention were participants of a psychosocial randomized trial, whereas the peer supporters were study personnel and were therefore not randomized. We describe a secondary analysis of a randomized… CONTINUE READING

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