Identifying and Addressing Vicarious Trauma

May 2021

American Family Physician, Authors: Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP, Jessica Gorelick, LCSW, MA, and Harika Pal, MD


“Vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard for those in “helping professions,” including family physicians. Recognizing and addressing the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma, while engaging in organizational efforts for its prevention and mitigation, will potentially promote the health of individuals and quality of patient care.”


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