Show Summary Details
Page of

Self-Care as Best Practice in Palliative Care 

Self-Care as Best Practice in Palliative Care
Self-Care as Best Practice in Palliative Care

Elizabeth J. Clark

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 June 2022

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

For all palliative care professionals, self-care is critical to professional quality of life.

Those working in palliative care are at high risk for compassion fatigue and professional grief.

Witnessing suffering can lead to vicarious trauma.

Losing hope as a professional caregiver is a symptom of burnout.

Professional self-care requires a variety of positive self-care strategies at both the personal and organizational levels.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.