Date of Paper
Type of Paper
Clinical research paper
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Burnout and Compassion fatigue are topics which are covered in the literature and academic programs. Wellness in order to combat these is also an important topic for helping professionals. This study examined employee wellness programs and their effect on mental health workers’ compassion fatigue and burnout. A mixed-methods model used the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) survey and five open-ended questions relating to the wellness activities. Many barriers and incentives to use of the wellness programs were found and scores were compared with other demographic and programmatic information. Further research should continue to examine mental health workers, specifically, and the impact of environmental support. Continued use of Moos’ Work Environmental Scale (WES) would be beneficial to agencies employing a large number of mental health workers.
Dooley, Jessica Anton, "The Impact of Employee Wellness Programs on Mental Health Workers’ Reported Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout" (2013). Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers. 170.