Vicarious Trauma of Caring Professions in the Work Environment

21 Mar 2019
9:30 am

Vicarious Trauma of Caring Professions in the Work Environment

To be a care professional, it offers several rewards, but it also takes place in a quite stressful work environment. A daily interaction with people who have experienced traumatic situations, increasing the possibility of stress and secondary traumatic stress in professionals themselves.

The work nature of caring professions brings professionals in contact with populations who deal with severe problems. That fact unavoidably affects the professionals themselves making them confront with their own personal feelings and reactions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of difficult situations that cause stress in the caring professions

  • Identify coping mechanisms

  • Identify types of prevention strategies