Intervention Reducing Compassion Fatigue

Intervention  Reducing Compassion Fatigue
Author: Al Jameson
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 144975953X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intervention Reducing Compassion Fatigue Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help religious leaders, professional counselors, concerned family members, and individuals offer viable, appropriate levels of care to someone with an addiction problem, one who refuses to accept assisted-living conditions or comply with medical advice. Using tools in this book can increase awareness of the issue and acceptance of recovery. Learn how to avoid compassion fatigue while using healthy personal boundaries. Because these tools are likely used in an emotional setting, the least emotionally involved helper or leader is the best person for attempting an organized intervention. Concerned others may be able to find serenity after going through this process. This book teaches a mini-intervention or one-on-one short meeting as a setup for a full-blown maxi-intervention later, if necessary. If the maxi-intervention is not successful at first, next steps and consequences are taught. These steps are in keeping with Jesus instructions on how to approach someone with an issue. This book compiles thirty-nine years of studying and experience of achieving compliance with the best of care for someone refusing help with a serious issue. In using these steps and illustrations, 90 percent of the full maxi-interventions result in beginning the first stages of treatment or recovery.

Reducing Compassion Fatigue Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout

Reducing Compassion Fatigue  Secondary Traumatic Stress  and Burnout
Author: William Steele
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN: 0429615140
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reducing Compassion Fatigue Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout Book Excerpt:

This workbook addresses the vital questions helpers, responders, and organizations have about self-care and its relationship to resilience and sustained effectiveness in the midst of daily exposure to trauma victims and or situations. Packed with activities, worksheets, and interactive learning tools, the text provides neuro-based and trauma-sensitive recommendations for improving the ways clinicians care for themselves. Each ‘session’ helps clinicians identify their personal self-care needs and arrive at an effective self-care plan that promotes resilience in the face of daily exposure to trauma-inducing situations and reduces the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout. Reducing Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout is an essential workbook for any helper or organization looking to enhance compassionate care.

Intervention Reducing Compassion Fatigue

Intervention  Reducing Compassion Fatigue
Author: Al Jameson
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2012-07
ISBN: 1449759521
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intervention Reducing Compassion Fatigue Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help religious leaders, professional counselors, concerned family members, and individuals offer viable, appropriate levels of care to someone with an addiction problem, one who refuses to accept assisted-living conditions or comply with medical advice. Using tools in this book can increase awareness of the issue and acceptance of recovery. Learn how to avoid compassion fatigue while using healthy personal boundaries. Because these tools are likely used in an emotional setting, the least emotionally involved helper or leader is the best person for attempting an organized intervention. Concerned others may be able to find serenity after going through this process. This book teaches a mini-intervention or one-on-one short meeting as a setup for a full-blown maxi-intervention later, if necessary. If the maxi-intervention is not successful at first, next steps and consequences are taught. These steps are in keeping with Jesus’ instructions on how to approach someone with an issue. This book compiles thirty-nine years of studying and experience of achieving compliance with the best of care for someone refusing help with a serious issue. In using these steps and illustrations, 90 percent of the full maxi-interventions result in beginning the first stages of treatment or recovery.

Interventions To Manage Compassion Fatigue In Oncology Nurses

Interventions To Manage Compassion Fatigue In Oncology Nurses
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interventions To Manage Compassion Fatigue In Oncology Nurses Book Excerpt:

E. Akgu00fcn u00c7u0131tak1, S. Kav1.u20281Baskent University, Health Sciences Faculty Nursing Department, Ankara, Turkey.Introduction:Oncology nurses are regularly exposed to high-stress situations that may lead to compassion fatigue. Types of interventions and evidence of its effectiveness on compassion fatigue hasn't been established.ObjectivesThe aim of the review is to determine effectiveness of the interventions to manage compassion fatigue in oncology nurses.MethodsElectronic databases (CINAHLu00ae, PubMed and WOS) were used for searching the studies with the following key words u201ccompassion fatigueu201d, u201cinterventions or strategiesu201d and u201concology nursingu201d. The methodology used for this systematic review was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Identified publications were screened by using the following inclusion criteria; randomized controlled trials (RCTs), intervention studies and English language full text journals published in last 10 years. Descriptive studies, reviews, conference abstracts, letters to the editor were excluded.ResultsThe initial search identified 64 articles and 8 studies met eligibility criteria. Majority (5) of the studies from USA and rest of them were from Canada and Portugal. Non-randomized, pre-test and post-test design were used in intervention studies. Most of the studies were pilot and included small sample ranging from 10 to 45 participants.Effectiveness of the interventions were measured by The Professional Quality of Life Scale. Mindfulness, support group, knitting and education were applied over 4 to 6 weeks period. The interventions were effective in decreasing compassion fatigue level except one study that using mobile application.ConclusionsThe findings of these small scale studies support that interventions can be effective in reducing nurses compassion fatigue.

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
Author: Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS,John Ludgate, PhD
Publsiher: PESI Publishing & Media
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 193766144X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Book Excerpt:

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue is a fresh workbook approach to effectively handle the inherent exhaustion, burnout and stress professionals naturally face when working with those in pain and distress. Written by two practicing clinicians experienced in compassion fatigue and CBT, this manual will equip you with practical tools to manage your work and minimize your risk of personal harm. Expertly weaved with personal experiences, assessment tools, proven interventions, and prevention strategies. You’ll take away: · Self-assessment measures to determine your level of risk · CBT skills to overcome distress · Worksheets and exercises to equip you to make powerful changes · Strategies to change your workplace · Practical, personalized self-care planning tools Reviews: "Martha and John have put together a practical, practitioner-friendly workbook that addresses compassion fatigue with understanding and caring. They offer evidence based clinical tools reflecting behavioral, cognitive as well as mindfulness exercises in addition to assessment strategies that can be used to facilitate resilience. I highly recommend this resource to ensure professional competency." -- Robert J. Berchick, PhD, ABPP, Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Perelman School of Medicine, Academy of Cognitive Therapy Certified CBT Consultant "This is an excellent book that addresses an important and timely topic for anyone working in the helping profession. It is well written and engaging and provides assessment measures and helpful exercises that are invaluable to the reader. I highly recommend to anyone who is a care provider." -- Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School "Overcoming Compassion Fatigue offers invaluable resources that will benefit all practitioners - rookies and veterans alike. This well-researched workbook is filled with practical self-assessment tools and concrete strategies for detection, intervention and prevention. Integrating CBT techniques provides a unique and very hands-on approach to managing compassion fatigue and related of caregiver." -- Fraçoise Mathieu, author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

Managing Compassion Fatigue in an NGO

Managing Compassion Fatigue in an NGO
Author: Dianne Fraser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art therapy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Compassion Fatigue in an NGO Book Excerpt:

Nursing Research E Book

Nursing Research E Book
Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 0323762921
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Research E Book Book Excerpt:

Find out why this book is a student favorite! Providing a solid foundation in nursing research and evidence-based practice, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 10th Edition offers balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand approach. This edition features new content on trending topics, including the Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam (NGN), as well as improved usability, user-friendly learning aids, and full-text research articles to help you better understand how to apply research to everyday clinical practice. Balanced coverage explores the nursing research process and the EBP process, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. User-friendly writing style and engaging learning aids throughout the text include full-text research examples, Helpful Hints, EBP Tips, IPE Highlights, Research Vignettes, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Critical Appraisal Criteria, and more! Innovative format integrates examples from current, high-quality, relevant full-text research articles. "All-star" team of contributors is a widely respected collection of experts in nursing research and EBP.

Psycho Oncology for the Clinician

Psycho Oncology for the Clinician
Author: Shulamith Kreitler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-03-18
ISBN: 3030061264
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psycho Oncology for the Clinician Book Excerpt:

This volume strives to give oncologists and other medical practitioners a thorough picture of the oncology patient. It’s designed to show that psychological needs of the patient are an important aspect that should be considered for optimizing the effects of cancer treatment, no less than genetic, immunological, physiological and other medical features that are often considered as necessary components of personalized medicine. Using evidence-based information, the book describes the different ways cancer touches upon a person’s life, including emotional, physical, and social changes, important decisions, and support structure. It also details the phases every cancer patient encounters along the way, from getting tested and waiting for the diagnosis, to treatments, survival, and confronting one’s mortality. Psycho-oncology for the Clinician will serve to contribute to the further scientific development of psycho-oncology, expand its use as a treatment modality, strengthen its status as an essential component of cancer care, and promote the acceptance of psycho-oncology as the new evidence-based constituent of personalized medicine in oncology.

Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Social Work

Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Social Work
Author: Heather Larkin,Amanda Aykanian,Calvin L. Streeter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN: 3030037274
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Social Work Book Excerpt:

This important text provides a comprehensive survey of homelessness in America: its scope and causes, its diverse populations, and the array of responses at the individual, community, and systems levels. Expert contributors explore the links between trauma and homelessness, the cycle of homelessness and health/mental health problems, and barriers preventing people from accessing services. Case studies of effective programs and practices focus on science-based interventions, broad understanding of client needs, and close coordination between systems and agencies. Finally, specialized chapters discuss issues and experiences common to homeless youth and young adults, including housing instability on college campuses and empowerment-based strategies for engaging youth voice in programming . Included in the coverage: Homelessness and health disparities: a health equity lens Affordable housing and housing policy responses to homelessness Street talk: homeless discourses and the politics of service provision Multisectoral collaborations to address homelessness Trauma-informed care in homelessness service settings: challenges and opportunities Incorporating youth voice into services for young people experiencing homelessness Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Social Work fills a critical gap in the social work curriculum as a main or a supplementary text. It also makes an accessible resource for clinicians and community practitioners seeking current knowledge on the topic, practical approaches to working with clients experiencing homelessness, and useful information for effective program and policy design.

Death Dying and Bereavement

Death  Dying  and Bereavement
Author: Judith M. Stillion
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN: 0826171419
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Dying and Bereavement Book Excerpt:

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

A Yoga Intervention for Counselors with Compassion Fatigue

A Yoga Intervention for Counselors with Compassion Fatigue
Author: Janys M. Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Burn out (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Yoga Intervention for Counselors with Compassion Fatigue Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this manuscript style dissertation was to increase understanding of the experiences of counselor's with compassion fatigue as they participated in a yoga intervention. Compassion fatigue is a condition that creates both physical and psychological impairment as a result of working in the helping role. Yoga is an ancient body and mind practice that is thought to reduce various negative physical and psychological effects. In order to address how and why counselors with compassion fatigue were affected by a yoga intervention, research using an exploratory case study method was conducted. Four counselors were first interviewed for 45 minutes; next they participated in four 60 minute yoga classes, kept journals on their experience before and after each class, and finally participated in 60 minute focus groups. Five major themes emerged from the analysis of the qualitative data in response to the research question of how and why yoga impacted counselors with compassion fatigue: participating in both the intervention and the study, experiencing a change in how the counselors internally processed compassion fatigue, experiencing a reduction in compassion fatigue, experiencing a change in the counseling relationship, and experiencing a change in how they practice yoga. Counselor post-intervention scoring on the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL) suggests lower secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and increased compassion satisfaction. In-depth qualitative interviews with participants further substantiated these findings. Both the literature review and case study provide implications for future research in the areas of compassion fatigue, counselor wellness, yoga interventions, and self-care.

Study Guide for Nursing Research E Book

Study Guide for Nursing Research   E Book
Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber,Carey Berry,Jennifer Yost
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-07-14
ISBN: 0323763790
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide for Nursing Research E Book Book Excerpt:

Providing practical and engaging content review and application exercises, this study guide helps you master the essential nursing research and evidence-based practice content covered in LoBiondo-Wood & Haber’s Nursing Research, 10th Edition. This edition features an active learning approach and includes new Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam–style case studies. Chapter-by-chapter review and application questions correspond to the textbook to reinforce student understanding. Chapter Introductions, Learning Outcomes, Review Activities, Evidence-Based Practice Activities, and Post-Tests for each chapter ensure that students master core textbook content and can apply it for evidence-based practice. UPDATED! Content corresponds to the LoBiondo-Wood and Haber Nursing Research, 10th Edition textbook and reflects the latest thinking on nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP). NEW! Emphasis on the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model helps students prepare for the Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Exam. NEW! Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam–style case studies enable students to review and apply key content while preparing for the NGN.

Psychiatric Disorders An issue of Nursing Clinics of North America

Psychiatric Disorders  An issue of Nursing Clinics of North America
Author: Rene Love
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN: 0323696597
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatric Disorders An issue of Nursing Clinics of North America Book Excerpt:

In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Stephen Krau, Dr. Rene Love has put together an issue for nurses that provides current clinical overviews in the field of Psychiatric Mental Health. For this special issue, the topics cover the issues that are often seen in large numbers within primary and acute care settings, outside of psych mental health. Clinical review articles are devoted to the following topics: Suicidal patients, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Substance Abuse, Dementia vs Delirium, and Postpartum depression. Additionally, articles are devoted to hot topics within the healthcare arena and in the larger population: LGBTQ, Adolescents in Foster Care, Implications of Antipsychotic Medications, Treatment in Developmental Behavioral Issues, Compassion Fatigue Among Healthcare Providers, and Human Trafficking. Readers will come away with the information they need to improve patient outcomes in patients with mental health disorders.

Fundamentals of Nursing E Book

Fundamentals of Nursing   E Book
Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 0323399916
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.

Psychological Factors as Determinants of Medical Conditions Volume II

Psychological Factors as Determinants of Medical Conditions  Volume II
Author: Gabriella Martino,Andrea Caputo,Valentina Cazzato,Carmelo Mario Vicario
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN: 2889748952
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Factors as Determinants of Medical Conditions Volume II Book Excerpt:

Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010

Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Defense
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010 Book Excerpt:

Police Psychology

Police Psychology
Author: Paulo Marques,Mauro Paulino
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2021-09-16
ISBN: 0128167475
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police Psychology Book Excerpt:

Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that can be broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to assist law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement. Explores the contribution of psychology on the way patrol officers deal with offenders with mental illness or respond and assess the risk of vulnerable victims (e.g. domestic violence, sexual assault) Contains ethically correct investigation techniques Written by the foremost authorities on the subject from around the globe

Dossey Keegan s Holistic Nursing A Handbook for Practice

Dossey   Keegan s Holistic Nursing  A Handbook for Practice
Author: Mary A. Blaszko Helming,Deborah A. Shields,Karen M. Avino,William E. Rosa
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 1284196526
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dossey Keegan s Holistic Nursing A Handbook for Practice Book Excerpt:

Dossey & Keegan's Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Eighth Edition covers basic and advanced concepts of holism, demonstrating how holistic nursing spans all specialties and levels. This text is distinguished by its emphasis on theory, research, and evidence-based practice essential to holistic nursing.

Generalist Social Work Practice Intervention Methods

Generalist Social Work Practice  Intervention Methods
Author: Joseph Walsh
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-02-04
ISBN: 1111794332
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generalist Social Work Practice Intervention Methods Book Excerpt:

GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: INTERVENTION METHODS provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Walsh's text targets undergraduate students with its brevity and experiential/applied approach, although its focus on concrete skills development will appeal to selected masters level programs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author: Terry Altilio
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0197537855
Category: Palliative treatment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work Book Excerpt:

"It is so important to advocate for things that may not always seem possible. Getting to work with patients/families at the end of their life is the ultimate honor." - Lauren G Markham, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C "In this work, one witnesses both depths of human suffering and heights of human transcendence that can inspire both awe and fear. At those times, I have found that surrendering my need to be "an expert" and instead, allow myself to simply be a "human" is the wisest action." - Kerry Irish, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW"--