Högskolan i Skövde

his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • apa-cv
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
EMPATHIC DISTRESS: The Dark Side of Caring?
University of Skövde, School of Bioscience.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The current review aims to unravel what is known regarding the neural substrates of empathicdistress and compassion fatigue. Empathic distress is a self-oriented feeling of anxietyexperienced in response to the suffering of another. It has been related to, and theorized to bea precursor of, compassion fatigue. This is a form of caregiver burnout received by secondaryexposure to trauma. In the current thesis, Scopus, Web of Science and PsycINFO weresearched identifying 301 articles that were subsequently screened. In the end, five studieswere included that measured either empathic distress or compassion fatigue in relation tobrain structure or function. Findings are largely inconsistent but areas involved in theory ofmind and that are important for the self-other distinction are discussed. A need for moreresearch is identified, together with a desire for conceptual clarification between compassionfatigue and burnout.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 47
Keywords [en]
compassion fatigue, empathic distress, personal distress, neural correlates
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18836OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-18836DiVA, id: diva2:1454529
Subject / course
Cognitive Neuroscience
Educational program
Cognitive Neuroscience - Applied Positive Psychology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2020-07-17 Created: 2020-07-17 Last updated: 2020-07-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(469 kB)865 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 469 kBChecksum SHA-512
9e7d50d8805237f441672d53bf28445e5975a9c706b847c76ff2db29eb29fbf3a0e0572059ab963bc05175cfd270c81dceff564b96d1f5b831c40bda8683fa10
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Bioscience
Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 865 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 966 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • apa-cv
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf