Witness to suffering: mindfulness and compassion fatigue among traumatic bereavement volunteers and professionals.

@article{Thieleman2014WitnessTS,
  title={Witness to suffering: mindfulness and compassion fatigue among traumatic bereavement volunteers and professionals.},
  author={Kara Thieleman and J. Cacciatore},
  journal={Social work},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={
          34-41
        }
}
This study used a survey to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction among 41 volunteers and professionals at an agency serving the traumatically bereaved. Compassion fatigue comprises two aspects: secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Because prior research suggests that compassion satisfaction may protect against compassion fatigue, the authors hypothesized that (a) mindfulness would be positively correlated with compassion… Expand
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