Wildlife Rehab ProQOL and Life Stressors Survey

Hello, 

Please answer the questions below in order to better understand the stressors that wildlife rehabilitation experts face.

Please note that individual results are confidential, but that the results of the survey will be shared in various presentations related to stress and compassion fatigue in the wildlife rehabilitation field.

If you would like to provide more information, have any questions, or would like to know more about the results please email encounterswithsentientbeings@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your participation.

Stephanie at Encounters with Sentient Beings

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* 1. Which option best describes your role?

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* 2. What Species Do You Work With?

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* 3. How Many Years of Experience Do You Have Rehabbing Wildlife?

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* 4. My partner/family is supportive of the work I do

Not at All Sometimes Always
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 5. I can reach out to friends for support when needed

Not at All Sometimes Always
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 6. I can reach out to other rehabbers for emotional support (unrelated to rehab protocols) when needed

Not at All Sometimes Always
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 7. I can reach out to other rehabbers for non-judgemental opinions and rehab advice when needed.

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* 8. Rank the following from most stressful (1) to least stressful (10) as it relates to your rehab work

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* 9. Are there any other stressors in your life? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. When you help people or animals, you have direct contact with their lives. As you may have found, your compassion for those you help can affect you in positive and negative ways. Below are some questions about your experiences, both positive and negative, as a wildlife rehabber. Consider each of the following questions about you and your current work situation. Select the number that honestly reflects how frequently you experienced these things in the last 30 days.

  Never Rarely Sometimes Often Very Often
I am happy.
I am preoccupied with more than one person/animal that I help.
I get satisfaction from being able to help people/animals
I feel connected to others
I jump or am startled by unexpected sounds
I feel invigorated after working with those I help
I find it difficult to separate my personal life from my life as a wildlife rehabber
I am not as productive at work because I am losing sleep over traumatic experiences of
a person/animal I help.
I think that I might have been affected by the traumatic stress of those I help
I feel trapped by my job as a wildlife rehabber
Because of my wildlife rehabilitation work, I have felt "on edge" about various things.
I like my work as a rehabber
I feel depressed because of the traumatic experiences of the people or animals that I help
I feel as though I am experiencing the trauma of someone/an animal that I have helped.
I have beliefs that sustain me.
I am pleased with how I am able to keep up with [helping] techniques and protocols.
I am the person I always wanted to be.
My work makes me feel satisfied.
I feel worn out because of my work as a rehabber.
I have happy thoughts and feelings about those I rehab and how I could help them
I feel overwhelmed because my work load seems endless.
I believe I can make a difference through my work.
I avoid certain activities or situations because they remind me of frightening experiences
of the people/animals that I help
I am proud of what I can do to help.
As a result of my rehab work, I have intrusive, frightening thoughts.
I feel "bogged down" by the system.
I have thoughts that I am a "success" as a rehabber.
I can't recall important parts of my work with trauma victims.
I am a very caring person
I am happy that I chose to do this work
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