Before we start; Does anyone want to debate the mind- body connection?
Somatic complaints Coronary heart disease Gastrointestinal difficulties Sleep disruptions Reduction in sex drive Irritability, anger, depression Substance use Social withdrawal (NIMH, 2014) Nothing Very Good.
Compassion Fatigue Vicarious Trauma Secondary Trauma They all represent the same thing: Helpers neglecting to help themselves!
Some sources state stress levels in health care professionals may be as much as 85% higher than in the general population (Hooper, Craig, Janvrin, Wetsel, & Reimels, 2010) It is likely not this high but significant none-the-less.
與世無爭；知足常樂 Be well with the (your) world. Dr. Gerber
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