Vicarious Trauma the Unseen Burden.pptxAssociation of College Housing Professionals Internationals (ACUHO-I) (2017)
What is vicarious trauma? Vicarious trauma is a response to the continued exposure to secondary traumatic content (Figely, 2002). The difference between burnout or compassion fatigue is they can be addressed with time off or rest; however, vicarious trauma needs to be handled through coping skills and stress management. If not addressed, vicarious trauma can have adverse impacts to a person’s cognition, self-perception, and empathetic engagement (McCann & Pearlman, 1990). Additionally, vicarious negatively impacts job satisfaction. The results of the study found for every increase in vicarious trauma, there was a decrease in job satisfaction. Vicarious trauma thus provides a broader explanation of why burnout and compassion fatigue occurs, but also highlights the pervasiveness to the impact a person’s personal and work life if not addressed.
- Vicarious trauma,
- job satisfaction,
- compassion fatigue,
- stress management
Publication DateSpring 2017
Citation InformationLynell Hodge. "Vicarious Trauma the Unseen Burden.pptx" Association of College Housing Professionals Internationals (ACUHO-I) (2017)
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