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Understanding Compassion Fatigue Among Army Reserve Chaplains
by Wysomierski, Bradley Alan, M.S.W./D.Min., Piedmont International University, 2017, 302; 10629211
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project is to acquire and apply the knowledge found in understanding compassion fatigue in chaplains who are serving in the United States Army Reserves and hold a full-time civilian clergy position, into a workshop to provide a resource to assist chaplains to effectively cope with compassion fatigue. The research consisted of a combined qualitative and quantitative approach through completing a verbatim and a questionnaire on all ten participants. The results found those who experienced high amounts of compassion fatigue had poor self-care, aspects of burnout, and no one to process their feelings with after difficult counseling sessions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cochran, Danny
Commitee: David, Michael, Gentry, Thomas J.
School: Piedmont International University
Department: Temple Baptist Seminary
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clergy, Theology, Spirituality, Military studies
Keywords: Burn out, Chaplains, Compassion fatigue, Countertransference, Empathy, Secondary traumatic stress, United States Army Reserves
Publication Number: 10629211
ISBN: 978-1-369-99302-8
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