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King, Mary E.; Wheeler, Albra – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This essay describes the experiences faculty may encounter when teaching tough topics. When professionals are in the position as the individual who cares for, hears about, or witnesses the trauma and suffering of others, they might themselves be at risk for experiencing vicarious stress, or secondary trauma. If ongoing and untreated, this…
Descriptors: Trauma, Altruism, Fatigue (Biology), Stress Variables