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1st Edition

The Pain of Helping
Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals

ISBN 9780415945523
Published July 27, 2004 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

The purpose of The Pain of Helping is to provide a source that identifies, condenses, and consolidates information pertaining to psychological injury. In addition to providing details regarding construct definition, information pertaining to symptomatology, assessment instruments (e.g. structured interview, questionnaires), treatment options, leading theoreticians, journals, books, and web sites are also included. This book will serve as a primary source and directory for additional information pertaining to psychological injury. To date, there has not been a concerted effort to synthesize and consolidate the literature of psychological injury and present this valuable information in a systematic and methodological fashion.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:Traumatology: An Overview
Chapter 2:Stress
Chapter 3:Acute Stress Disorder
Chapter 4:Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 5: Compassion Fatigue/ Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 6: Critical Incident Stress
Chapter 7: Vicarious Traumatization
Chapter 8: Burnout

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"This book adds to our knowledge and understanding of psychological injury. Each chapter provides an overview, a symptomatology chart and additional resources. You will find extensive reviews of up-to-date literature. Many nurse managers in emergency departments will find this book of interest as well as nurses undergoing the traumatolgy process." -- Journal of Accident and Emergency Nursing, Bob Wright, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Crisis Care