You are invited to take part in a research project about why some Professional Practitioners experience Compassion Fatigue and others do not. This study focuses on individual difference factors that lead to vulnerability or resilience amongst Practitioners who work with traumatised clients/patients. The study aims to identify risk factors and develop recommendations for prevention prior to Compassion Fatigue developing.
The study is being conducted by Dr Beryl Buckby, with Sophie Bitters, Talitha Ames, Grace Mowczko, and Freya Comerford as partial contribution to their Bachelor of Psychology or PG Dip Psych degrees at James Cook University.
If you agree to be involved in the study please complete the following on-line survey which will take approximately 30 minutes.
Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part in the study at any time without explanation or prejudice however, as the survey contains no identifying information about you we will not be able to withdraw your responses as we cannot distinguish your responses from anyone else’s responses.
In the event you feel upset by the survey please feel free to contact Dr Buckby, or if you prefer, for confidentiality purposes, Lifeline 24 hour Counselling on 131114.
If you know of other Professional Practitioners who might be interested in this study, we would be very pleased for you to pass on the web-link to the on-line survey.
The data from the study will be used in research publications.
If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Beryl Buckby on 0747814706.
Principal Investigator & Supervisor:
Dr Beryl Buckby
Department of Psychology/School of Arts & Social Sciences
James Cook University
Student Co-Investigators :
Names:Talitha Ames, Freya Comerford, Sophie Bitters, Grace Mowczko
School: Department of Psychology/School of Arts & Social Sciences
James Cook University (or other institution)