'Butterfly effect' of self-compassion

    Publication date: 01 December 2015

    Current civil society is expecting a lot from volunteers in informal care. These volunteers are, like professional carers, at high risk of compassion fatigue and reduced resilience. A promising positive psychological theme to tackle these problems in a preventive way is self-compassion.


    The results of the present PhD research are important both for the quality of informal care by Sensoor and other forms of informal care and for institutions that train care professionals into becoming professional carers.