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Empathic Distress Fatigue Rather Than Compassion Fatigue? Integrating Findings from Empathy Research in Psychology and Social Neuroscience

Olga Klimecki and Tania Singer

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0253
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, we discuss the role of empathy as the main precursor for prosocial behavior, taking perspectives that span from social and developmental psychology to social neuroscience. We begin ... More


Compassion Fatigue: The Changing Nature of Humanitarian Emotions

Bertrand Taithe

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter investigates the emergence, evolution, and performance of the concept of “compassion fatigue” in the humanitarian context. It tracks the uses made by humanitarians of bodily responses to ... More


Physician Stress: Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

Peter Huggard, Beth Hudnall Stamm, and Laurie Anne Pearlman

in First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195383263
eISBN:
9780199344871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

An increasing body of literature examines the presence and nature of vicarious traumatization in health professionals. This phenomenon, also known as compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress ... More


Overcopers: Medical Doctor Vulnerability to Compassion Fatigue

Anna Baranowsky and Douglas Schmidt

in First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195383263
eISBN:
9780199344871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

In this chapter we reflect on the role of physicians, the pressures they endure, potential negative outcomes, and a promising treatment for encouraging self-awareness and self-care. We conceptualize ... More


Judicial Stress: A Topic in Need of Research

Jared Chamberlain and James T. Richardson

in Stress, Trauma, and Wellbeing in the Legal System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829996
eISBN:
9780199301492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829996.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter will explore the emerging issue of judicial stress, through a review of relevant research, policies, and procedures, and provide recommendations for future research and policy. Existing ... More


The Empathic Response in Clinical Practice: Antecedents and Consequences

Charles R. Figley

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the correlation between empathic response and therapeutic outcome, along with the therapeutic alliance factors between the patient and the practitioner. The drawbacks for ... More


The Costs of Empathy among Health Professionals

Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht and Jean Decety

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the components of empathy, including affective arousal and empathic concern, in relation to clinical practice, as well as the negative effects of excessive empathic arousal, ... More


Psychiatrists in Distress: When Work becomes a Problem

Shailesh Kumar

in First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195383263
eISBN:
9780199344871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The author discusses his career as a psychiatrist in this chapter. He notes that throughout his career he has seen the problems of physicians placing their work ahead of family and friends and having ... More


Marvel’s Shamrock: Haunted Heroine, Working Woman, Guardian of the Galaxy

Christina M. Knopf

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the interplay of gender, nationality, powers, and vocations in the character of Molly “Shamrock” Fitzgerald, one of the most fascinating superheroines to appear in the Marvel ... More


Clinical Empathy in Medical Care

Jodi Halpern

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on clinical empathy substituting emotional empathy in medical care. It discusses the reasons for avoiding emotional sympathy, including interference with the doctor’s objective ... More


Some personal consequences for the carer

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

As carers become fatigued, all sorts of things can so easily go wrong, including the carer becoming ill themselves. We argue that the professional should watch over the lay carer’s well-being as well ... More


Human–animal interactions in the research environment

Kristine Coleman and Allison Heagerty

in Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Animal care in biomedical facilities has undergone major changes in the past few decades, including having dedicated and highly trained caretakers to oversee the physiological and psychological ... More


Caring in Different Social Roles and Contexts

Ofra Mayseless

in The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses caring in different social roles and contexts. In education scholars have discussed and studied teachers’ caring, attachment processes in the teacher-student relationship, as ... More


What Can Be Asked of Interrogators?

Michael Skerker

in Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190097523
eISBN:
9780190097554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097523.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter considers how the rights and interests of interrogators should shape interrogation ethics. What can States ask of their police and military interrogators, given that certain ... More


The Paradox of Teaching Empathy in Medical Education

Johanna Shapiro

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the reasons why empathy has not been successfully incorporated into medicine despite studies indicating its importance in medicine. The practitioners’ focus on objectivity in ... More


Challenges for the professional carer

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter considers some of the challenges experienced by professionals who care for the seriously ill and the dying. Itrecommends ‘patient-centred care’ and reviews its range and focus, and the ... More


Vicarious Resilience

Adam S. Froerer, Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs, Johnny S. Kim, and Elliott E. Connie

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190678784
eISBN:
9780190678814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678784.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter serves as the conclusion for the book. A summary of the book and its contents is included and general themes are highlighted. The unique contributions of SFBT with clients who have ... More


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