Web Materials: Befriending Compassion Fatigue Lesson 4


Web Articles

Yue-Yung Hu et al. “Physicians’ Needs in Coping with Emotional Stressors: The Case for Peer Support” Arch Surg. 2012 March ; 147(3): 212–217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.312.

Jennifer Bush “Balancing Act: Physician Support Groups” Fam Pract Manag. 2000 Oct;7(9):76.

Beerman, Susan “The Positive Impact of Caregiver Support Groups On Adult Children of Aging Parents,” Marquette Elder’s Advisor: Vol. 4: Iss. 3, Article 5. (2003)  (full PDF)

Wittenberg-Lyles E1, Goldsmith J, Reno J “Perceived benefits and challenges of an oncology nurse support group.” Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug;18 (4):E71-6. doi: 10.1188/14.CJON.E71-E76. (for purchase)

Rose Opengart and Laura Bierema “Emotionally Intelligent Mentoring: Reconceptualizing Effective Mentoring Relationships” Human Resource Development Review September 2015 14: 234-258, doi:10.1177/1534484315598434 (for purchase)

John-Henry Pfifferling, PhD, and Kay Gilley, MS “Overcoming Compassion Fatigue” Fam Pract Manag. 2000 Apr;7(4):39-44.


Sacred Art of Living Center

Website of the Sacred Art of Living Center, sponsor of the Soul & Science project.

Stanford WellMD

Standford University created the WELLMD website to support care providers. Their goal is to see the following:

-Doctors who take care of themselves:

-Are better role models for their patients.

-Are better role models for their children.

-Have higher patient satisfaction and safety scores.

-Experience less stress and burnout.

-Live longer.

VITAL WorkLife

This is a paid consulting site, but it provides a wealth of resources and materials about supporting care providers.

“VITAL WorkLife, Inc.™ is a national behavioral health consulting company providing support to people facing life’s challenges, while also assisting organizations in improving workplace productivity. We have deep experience in healthcare, especially assisting physicians and providers in dealing with the challenges facing their profession. This approach of helping employees and their families, while also guiding organizations, builds healthy, sustainable behaviors. For over 30 years, we have offered industry leading Employee Assistance Programs, specialized support, training and consulting for a wide variety of industries.”

Greater Good Website

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.