Addressing occupational stress among health staff in non-government controlled Northern Syria: Supporting resilience in a dangerous workplace

2018Othman, Steel, Lawsin and Wells

Following the programme, staff reported significant reductions in role ambiguity, and improvements in the nature of their work, personal relationships with colleagues and superiors and physical conditions in the workplace. There were no significant differences in reported organisational structure or job satisfaction. This evaluation of a grassroots programme, designed to address the expressed needs of displaced staff, suggests that reductions in daily living stresses can be achieved even in the context of ongoing crisis.

Key wordsCompassion Fatigue / Secondary traumatization / Vicarious trauma