Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
This study examines the impact of self-care on compassion fatigue and retention of Black social service professionals. The goal of this research was to identify the relationship between self-care and its impact on compassion fatigue and retention. The research explored personal and organizational factors that play a role in compassion fatigue and retention. There were thirty-five social service professionals that participated in the survey that was comprised of three scales. Relationships were found in regards to increasing self-care and decreasing compassion fatigue, and a relationship of increasing self-care and increasing retention. The research examined the theoretical framework of the Afrocentric perspective and how it can be utilized to promote self-care in Black social service professionals.
King, Quinchele L., "Self-care: impact on compassion fatigue and retention of black social service professionals" (2016). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 2932.