The occurrence of compassion fatigue amongst sports therapists
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 - Article 3
Sports therapy has been described as a care profession, and yet little research exists regarding the factors which promote or hinder the caring/working relationship between practitioner and client/patient. Compassion fatigue occurs when individuals are unable to continue bearing the trauma of others, and might lead to a significant reduction in well-being and work capacity in a care profession. Yet whilst compassion fatigue has been studied in many healthcare professions, no research to date has focussed on its prevalence in sport therapy.