A systematic review exploring the presence of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress in alcohol and other drug clinicians

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dc.contributor.author Huggard, P en
dc.contributor.author Law, J en
dc.contributor.author Newcombe, David en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-08T23:03:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies 21(2):65-72 01 Dec 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1174-4707 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39641 en
dc.description.abstract The terms secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are often used in literature to describe emotional consequences for health professionals working with traumatised clients. While research has paid some attention to social workers, care givers and other health professions in contact with traumatised clients, little specific attention has been paid to clinicians working in the alcohol and drug field. This article reports on a systematic review of literature that looked at what had been said about one or more of the three terms outlined above, for professionals that work within the alcohol and drug field. The aim of this review is twofold. Firstly, to increase awareness of an issue that appears to have gone unnoticed within this sector. Secondly, to highlight the importance of such awareness for clinicians and those involved in managing services within this sector. The current review found few published papers that investigated these terms with reference to alcohol and drug clinicians. However, the available literature reviewed did show that alcohol and drug clinicians are at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. No literature was found that discussed vicarious trauma. The implications of this absence of literature are discussed, particularly with reference to the health and wellbeing of alcohol and drug clinicians. Recommendations for future research in this area are discussed en
dc.publisher Massey University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies en
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dc.title A systematic review exploring the presence of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress in alcohol and other drug clinicians en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 65 en
pubs.volume 21 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Massey University en
pubs.author-url http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2017-2/AJDTS_21_2_Huggard.pdf en
pubs.end-page 72 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 719996 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Social & Community Health en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-12-30 en


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