student profile: Ms Kelly Mcgrath


Thesis work

Thesis title: Rural and remote rehabilitation case managers´┐Ż perspectives on compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue influences on quality of work life

Supervisors: Robert HEARD , Lynda MATTHEWS

Thesis abstract:

This scoping review aimed to characterize defining antecedent and moderating characteristics of Compassion Satisfaction (CS) and Compassion Fatigue (CF) among Rehabilitation Case Managers (RCMs) employed in rural/ remote locations. Data searches surveyed Ovid SP, PsychInfo, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Global Health, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. The search yielded 13 articles meeting the selection criteria of the following search words: CF, secondary traumatic stress, burnout, CS, rural/ remote healthcare, RCMs and case managers. Studies were analysed for salient CS/ CF antecedent and moderating characteristics within rural/ remote locations. Findings suggest antecedent factors of occupational duration/ age, self-care influence CF/ CS by acting as protective/risk factors. Workplace relationships and personal security moderated CF/ CS as they are dependent on workplace supports.

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