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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Stress and Burnout Levels of Firefighters: Finding Positive Coping Styles
by Venosta, Lyndee M., Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2021, 115; 28264517
Abstract (Summary)

More than 1,000,000 firefighters work in the United States. Firefighters are trained and prepared for medical calls, auto accidents, natural disasters, mass casualty incidents, and firefighting, and are expected to make split-second decisions that could be the difference between life and death. Firefighters also perform many other essential services in the community, including search and rescue and body recovery. These people are exposed to human suffering and tragedy on a daily basis and are at higher risk of stress and burnout, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Stress and burnout among firefighters could be reduced to a more manageable level through identifying the positive coping skills of firefighters, thus allowing firefighters to be emotionally, physically, and psychologically prepared for each shift.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wasserman, Jack
Commitee: Saiz, Orlando
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Applied Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Behavioral psychology, Psychology, Mental health
Keywords: Burnout, Coping skills, Fire departments, Firefighters, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Publication Number: 28264517
ISBN: 9798582525851
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