Australian chaplains and their professional quality of life

Stanford, Sarah, and Timms, Carolyn (2021) Australian chaplains and their professional quality of life. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling. (In Press)

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Abstract

Chaplains often express a sense of satisfaction in helping others. But their work renders them vulnerable to secondary traumatic stress and burnout. We investigated mindful self-care, comparing the experiences of chaplains and other workers. Measures used included mindful selfcare, social support, and professional quality of life. We found self-care practices did not predict the professional quality of life. Lack of supportive structures and mindful awareness predicted burnout. Compassion satisfaction might arise from other sources.

Item ID: 68911
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2167-776X
Keywords: burnout, secondary traumatic stress, professional quality of life, chaplains, compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue
Copyright Information: (C) The Author(s) 2021
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 03:15
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200507 Occupational health @ 100%
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